Arctic Touch Quesadillas – Jeanne’s Arctic Appetizers – Week 6

August 11, 2011 by  
Filed under Jeanne's Arctic Appetizers

Following the tortillas is a long list of ingredients that can be used in your quesadillas. The recipes given are only suggestions, and the only necessary ingredient is the cheese – it holds it all together.

  •           large, soft tortillas
  •           grated Cheddar OR mozzarella cheese
  •           picante sauce
  •           salsa
  •           sour cream
  •           horseradish
  •           chopped onion
  •           chopped sweet peppers, green OR red
  •           chopped jalapeño peppers
  •           chopped tomatoes
  •           sliced mushrooms
  •           capers
  •           sliced olives, green OR black
  •           crumbled bacon
  •           chopped ham
  •           any cooked OR smoked meat of your choice
  •           smoked fish
  •           anchovies
  •           refried beans

Warm 1 side of 2 tortillas first on a hot skillet, so that they puff a little (15 seconds will do). Remove tortillas to a working surface, and start building the quesadillas on 1 tortilla, by layering your choice of ingredients. Top with the second tortilla. Return to hot skillet and brown for 1 minute. Turn (that’s the challenging part!) and brown on the other side for 1 minute. The cheese should be slightly melted. Remove to a cutting surface, cut into 6 pieces, like a pie, and serve for lunch or snacks*.

Suggestion #1 – The Starter

  •           salsa
  •           crumbled bacon
  •           chopped onions
  •           sliced green olives
  •           grated Cheddar cheese

Suggestion #2 – The Hot One!

  •           sour cream
  •           picante sauce
  •           chopped pepperoni
  •           pickled jalapeño peppers, chopped
  •           sliced black olives
  •           grated mozzarella cheese

Suggestion #3 – North Knife Lake Special

  •           sour cream
  •           horseradish
  •           chopped tomatoes
  •           smoked fish
  •           capers
  •           sliced black olives
  •           grated Cheddar and mozzarella cheeses     

This is finger food, like a sandwich. Generally make 1 double quesadilla per person.

*To serve as an hors d’oeuvre, cut each slice into irregular shapes. Decorate with slices of jalapeño or olive, held in place with a toothpick.

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Please let us know if you try them. We would love to know what you think.
 
 

 

Thanks!

Jeanne Reimer

 

Jeanne Reimer

Jeanne Reimer

 

This is the sixth in our series of Arctic Appetizers. We’ll post one a week so make sure to check back regularly. Why? Because we serve these at our lodges and they are really, really good!