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This is Mexican quesadilla-inspired recipe, with a twist. I also saute whole unsalted cashews with the dish. It's quite decadent! I make this on days when I have sufficiently exercised to offset the calories! It's great as a low-carb dish, if you are not counting calories or fat! I count everything, so I make sure this is a special treat item.

Recipe Summary

15 mins
10 mins
25 mins
2 melts


Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Set oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source and preheat the oven's broiler.

  • Melt butter with sesame oil in a skillet over medium heat. Season butter mixture with garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Cook and stir shrimp, cashews, and green chile peppers in the butter mixture until everything is hot and coated in butter, about 5 minutes.

  • Arrange tortilla halves into a baking dish. Top each tortilla half with half the avocado slices. Spoon about half the shrimp mixture atop each portion of avocado, drizzling any remaining melted butter from the skillet over the mixture. Top each with about half the pepperjack cheese and Cheddar cheese.

  • Cook under the preheated broiler until the cheese is bubbling and the edges of the tortilla browning, about 5 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

777 calories; protein 36.1g; carbohydrates 23.7g; fat 63.9g; cholesterol 227.2mg; sodium 930.1mg. Full Nutrition