Quesadillas de Camarones (Shrimp Quesadillas)

quesadilla de camarones

Quesadillas are a popular dish here in the States. I see them on lot of restaurant menus, and for me, it is an incredibly simple, quick, versatile and delicious dish to make at home too.

Why not make these Shrimp quesadillas for dinner tonight? I used corn tortillas for my quesadillas, but people usually make them with flour tortillas. So, you can use the tortillas of your choice.

Buen provecho!



  • Olive oil
  • 12 medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 tablespoon of lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon of chile powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon of onion powder
  • 1finely chopped green onion or scallion
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • Salt and pepper
  • Flour or corn tortillas
  • 1/2 cup shredded Monterrey Jack cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese


  1. Place the shrimp in a medium bowl and add the lime juice, 1 tablespoon olive oil, chile powder, garlic powder, salt, pepper and onion powder. Mix well and place in the refrigerator for 5 minutes.
  2. In a medium sauce pan heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the shrimp. Cook about 5 minutes or until they are cooked.
  3. On a work surface, spread 2 of the tortillas. Sprinkle the cheese over the bottom of each tortilla. Add the shrimp evenly on top of the cheese, sprinkle with scallions, then top with cilantro. Top with another tortilla.
  4. Heat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray over medium heat. Carefully place 1 quesadilla in pan and cook 2 minutes.
  5. Using a spatula, gently flip the quesadilla and cook an additional 2 minutes until lightly browned and cheese is melted. Repeat with second quesadilla.
  6. Serve warm with salsa.
  7. Shrimp Quesadilla

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  1. says

    Your qusadillas look fantastic! We have something similar to this called borek, but never seen a filling with shrimp before. Sounds so intriguing. I must give it a try.

  2. says

    I will love to have some of those quesadillas. They look so good, kind of in the crispy side.

    Have you tried muenster cheese for your quesadillas. Give it a try it taste great mixed with some Monterey cheese on quesadillas.

  3. says

    Quesadillas are one of my go-to lunches during the week. I’ve never tried one with shrimp and will have to do that soon. Looks great!

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