Quesadillas are a popular way to serve salmon and other fish. A wide range of recipes are available, utilizing ingredients such cheeses, peppers, tomatoes and others.
Salmon quesadillas are simple to prepare, require few ingredients and can be modified by substituting or adding ingredients. In addition to its wonderful flavor, salmon is an excellent source of omega 3 fish oils.
The classic quesadilla recipe contains Mexican style “melting cheese”, although Monterey jack, cheddar, American and other type are also good
choices. Depending on recipe variations or local preferences, quesadillas may
also include avocado, cilantro, onion, peppers, tomatoes and other additions.
A Salmon Quesadilla Recipe
4 flour tortillas
4 oz. smoked salmon
6 oz. cheese (Mexican melting cheese, Monterey jack, cheddar or American)
butter or olive oil
2 jalapeño peppers or 1 tomato (optional)
1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
salt and pepper to taste
1. Warm smoked salmon on a grill or in broiler. Separate salmon into flakes,
removing any skin or dark meat.
2. Slice cheese and any optional vegetables into small thin pieces.
3. Heat a skillet, adding just enough butter or olive oil to prevent
tortillas from sticking.
4. In the heated skillet, add 1 tortilla, then position shrimp, cheese,
(optional) peppers or avocado slices and sprinkle with chopped cilantro. Cover
with second tortilla.
5. Cook until bottom tortilla begins to brown. Carefully flip and brown
6. Remove from pan and cut into 4 sections. Serve immediately.
Like most other fish recipes, the success of the meal depends
greatly on the quality and freshness of the basic ingredients.