Friday, February 22, 2013

Corn & Crab Quesadillas

I was looking through the recipes that I posted on my WordPress blog, and when I saw this one, I thought I'd share them today!  I need your input!

Corn & Crab Quesadillas
  • 1 pkg. (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 bag (11-12 oz) whole-kernel corn, thawed*
  • 1/2 c. chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 c. sliced green onions (about 5 medium)
  • 1 jar (2 oz.) diced pimientos, drained
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1 lb (approx) crab meat
  • 2 T butter or margarine, melted
  • 6 tortillas
*For the record, I did not think far enough in advance to thaw the corn. I threw it in a mesh strainer and sprayed it with hot water. In the words of Pioneer Woman, "Don't be like me."\

1. In a medium bowl, mix cream cheese, corn, cilantro, onions, pimientos, pepper, and red pepper.

2. Fold in crabmeat. (I used two 6 oz cans of crabmeat. Not quite 1 lb, but it was sufficient.)

3. Spread 2/3 c. of the mixture on each tortilla.

 Yes, I actually measured the 2/3 cup...and assembled these on top of the tortilla packaging. Don't judge.

4. Fold tortilla in half and press together lightly.

5. Brush butter on both sides of the tortillas.
6. Cook over medium-high heat until light brown. Turn over and repeat on the other side.

7. Serve with a garnish of sour cream and cilantro, if desired. (I didn't.)
    The verdict?
    Mixed reviews.  Scott didn't like it. I was unsure. There was a flavor that I was unsure of. I think it might have been the cilantro. I've never had cilantro or used it in my cooking before, so I think that may have been the taste I was unsure of. HOWEVER, I liked it enough to keep trying. I ate one and a half of the ones I made for dinner. I took the remaining half to work the next day. It was pretty good reheated (and I had a side of tortilla chips and salsa). I actually took another one to work yesterday, too. The more I eat, the more I like it. (This made 6 quesadillas, by the way.)
    You may be wondering why I chose to share a recipe that I or we didn't necessarily love. To me, that makes this blog more "real." I'm not perfect, and I don't claim to be the best cook. My point is to share my experience with making things, make it known when I make changes, and let you know how it went. If it didn't work, I want you to know that just as much as if I loved something. I also welcome comments for suggestions to make things better or if it seems like there was something I did that might have caused my lack of success. It's about honesty, folks!
    Again, the more I ate, the more I liked, so feel free to try and share your thoughts!
    I think I'll try them again without the cilantro.  What do you think?
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Kristin said...

I love cilantro. The flavor that was off might've been the pimentos? I've never used them...

TeacherMama said...

I, on the other hand, loathe cilantro! I think it tastes like soap. So, to counter Kristin, I would ditch the cilantro and keep the beloved pimento. :)

TeacherMama said...

I forgot this doesn't use my's Jamie Wagner. Hahaha!

Casey said...

I would probably leave out the pimentos and the cilantro, but other than that, this looks yummy!

Suzanne said...

I love cilantro, it's probably my favorite herb :)

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