Celebrity Chef: Shrimp Quesadillas with Fruit Salsa

6-8 servings

For the Salsa:

2 cups small diced mango
2 cups fresh blackberries or raspberries, quartered
2 cups small diced peaches
1 cup small diced red onions
1 large fresh jalapeno, seeded and cut into small dice
¼ cup loosely packed chopped cilantro leaves
Freshly ground black pepper
6 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

For the Quesadillas:

2 tablespoons olive oil
1 cup chopped yellow onions
Freshly ground black pepper
1 teaspoon chopped garlic
1 pound shrimp, peeled, and cut into small pieces
1 medium avocado, peeled and small diced
½ cup scallions, sliced thinly on a bias
2 cups (4 oz) Monterey Jack, grated
2 cups (4 oz) sharp cheddar, grated
10-12 large flour tortillas
½ cup vegetable oil
1 cup sour cream
1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh parsley leaves

1. Combine the fruit, onions, jalapeno, and cilantro in a mixing bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Add the lime juice and olive oil. Mix well. Set aside.

2. In a sauté pan, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the onions. Season with salt and pepper. Sauté for 2 minutes.

3. Add the garlic and shrimp. Season with salt and pepper. Continue to sauté for 2-3 minutes or until the shrimp turn bright pink. Remove from the heat and cool completely.

4. In a mixing bowl, combine the shrimp, avocado, scallions and cheese. Season with salt and pepper. Mix well. Spoon the mixture evenly over half of the tortilla. Fold the remaining half over, forming a half-moon shape.

5. Heat a large griddle over medium heat. Lightly brush both sides of the tortilla with the oil. When the griddle is hot, cook the quesadillas for 2-3 minutes on each side or until crispy and the cheese is melted. Remove from the heat and cool slightly. Slice each quesadilla into thirds. Serve with the fruit salsa and a dollop of the sour cream. Garnish with parsley.

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