Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Grilled Corn and Monterrey Jack Quesadillas

{If you're a new reader stopping over from the Abilene Reporter News, welcome! I hope you'll take the time to take a look around - you may want to start by looking at some of my recipes!}

So you read the announcement, saw the pictures and get a small idea of what it was like with the recap, and I'm finally sharing the recipe with you today!

I wish I had more picture of the recipe in progress, but I was totally too embarrassed and didn't want to slow down the process since the photographer was giving up some of her weekend time. So you'll just have to imagine what the process looks like!

Grilled Corn and Monterrey Jack Quesadilla
yield: Makes 2 to 4 servings

4 ounces Monterrey Jack cheese, coarsely grated (about 1 1/2 cups)
1 cup frozen corn, thawed
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
2 scallions, thinly sliced crosswise
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
1 tablespoon chopped canned chipotle chilies in adobo
4(8-inch) whole wheat tortillas
1 tablespoon vegetable oil

Stir together cheese, corn, mayonnaise, scallions, cilantro, and chilies in a small bowl. Lightly brush 1 tortilla with some of oil. Turn tortilla over and spread 1/2 cup filling over half, then fold other half over to form a half-moon. Assemble 3 more quesadillas in same manner.
Heat lightly oiled grill pan over moderate heat until hot, then cook quesadillas, 2 at a time, turning over once, until cheese is melted, about 4 minutes total per batch. Transfer to a cutting board and cut in half.

Cody and I both thought these were delicious, but definitely would bulk them up with more veggies. I will be making them again and will probably add black beans, bell pepper and mushrooms into the mix. I also think that you could use more cilantro and another chili to crank up the flavors a little more.

If you're looking for a quesadilla that has great flavor, is super easy and branches out from the norm, try out this recipe!

{if you don't live in abilene and want to see the article, here it is online!}


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