I love cooking but some times, especially when I have a book that I am really into, I just want to make a super quick dinner so I can get back to my book.
Yes, I am a book worm. Heh.
One of the meals I turn to on my oh-so-lazy days is a quick and easy quesadilla.
Here are the instructions on how to make this simple quesadilla.
Melt a little butter in a Dutch oven or frying pan. Add a little olive oil to keep the butter from burning. Add sliced mushrooms and saute for a couple of minutes.
Quesadillas with Chicken, Mushroom and Red Peppers (Serves 2)
4 pieces wholemeal (or any flavor) tortilla
1 small onion, thinly sliced
1/2 red pepper, thinly sliced
5-6 brown or white mushrooms, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon (14g) butter
some olive oil
salt, to taste
coarsely ground black pepper, to taste
1 piece roast chicken breast, thinly sliced
1 cup (100g) Sharp Cheddar or Red Leicester or any preferred cheese, shredded
1/2 bunch coriander, chopped
1/4 cup (60g) sour cream
1/4 cup (60g) guacamole
1. Melt a little butter in a Dutch oven or frying pan. Add a little olive oil to keep the butter from burning. Add sliced mushrooms and saute for a couple of minutes.
2. Add sliced onions and red pepper and continue to cook until the vegetables have wilted and soften. Set this aside.
3. Grate the cheese. You can use any hard cheese that you like. I like to use sharp Cheddar or Red Leicester.
4. Place a piece of wholemeal (or any flavor) tortilla on a hot frying pan. Sprinkle cheese on the tortilla.
5. Spread the vegetables on the cheese.
6. Arrange the sliced chicken on the vegetables. Season with black pepper.
7. Sprinkle more cheese.
8. Finally place a second piece of tortilla on the cheese.
9. Slide a spatula under the quesadilla and place your other hand on top. Carefully turn the quesadilla and allow the tortilla to brown and the cheese to melt.
10. Cut the quesadilla into quarters or wedges, top with chopped coriander and serve with sour cream and guacamole if you like.
I went to Ikea the other day to get a bed for my little girl and Christmas decorations are already being sold! Yes! It is THAT TIME OF THE YEAR to eat, drink and be merry! Are you getting excited? :)
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