Queso Fresco Quesadillas

Total Time:
35 min
Prep:
30 min
Cook:
5 min

Yield:
4 Servings
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients
  • 4 (10-inch) flour tortillas
  • 2 cups crumbled queso fresco cheese
  • 2 Roma tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • 6 scallions, julienned
  • 1/2 bunch cilantro leaves, chopped
  • Clarified butter
  • Tomatillo salsa, recipe follows
  • Tomatillo Salsa:
  • 10 tomatillos, husked
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and chopped
  • 1 ounce lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 bunch cilantro leaves, finely chopped
  • 8 scallions, minced
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons roasted garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons of roasted red peppers, finely chopped
Directions

Lay 2 tortillas on the work surface. Distribute the cheese evenly between the 2 tortillas. Arrange the sliced tomatoes over the cheese. Sprinkle the scallions and cilantro on top of the tomatoes. Place the remaining tortillas on top of each of the filled tortillas.

Coat the interior of a large saute pan with clarified butter. Gently place 1 quesadilla in the pan. Brush the top with clarified butter. Cook over medium heat until the underside is golden brown. Using 2 spatulas, flip the quesadilla. Cook until golden brown. Cut into 6 pieces. Serve with Tomatillo Salsa.

Tomatillo Salsa:

Preheat the broiler. Place the tomatillos on a baking sheet and broil until they begin to blacken. When the tomatillos are cool, place them in a blender with the jalapenos, lime juice, sugar and salt. Puree. Add to remaining ingredients and mix well.


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    This was a really good recipe. I think next time I'll try adding some grilled vegetables or something. I also grilled mine using my George Foreman grill and they turned out crispy and delicious and it was SO MUCH EASIER! Try this one. You'll like it (if you like cilantro). THE TOMATILLO SALSA IS AWESOME!
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