Crab Quesadillas with Remoulade Sauce

Prep Time 20 min
Cook Time 6 Min
Servings 4
Difficulty Easy

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups (6 oz.) shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 2 oz. cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tsp. grated lemon peel
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 4 (7 to 8-inch) flour tortillas
  • 8 oz. canned crab meat
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions
  • 1 (4 oz.) can diced green chilies
  • 6 tbsps. Crisco® Pure Canola Oil
  • REMOULADE SAUCE
  • 3 tbsps. fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tbsp. horseradish
  • 3 tbsps. Creole-style mustard
  • 2 tbsps. ketchup
  • 2 tbsps. Italian parsley leaves
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup Crisco® Pure Canola Oil
  • 1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Directions

  • Step 1

    COMBINE cheese, cream cheese, cilantro and lemon peel in small bowl; mix well. Season with salt and pepper. Spread over half of each tortilla, dividing equally.

  • Step 2

    COMBINE crabmeat, green onions and diced green chiles in medium bowl. Spoon over cheese mixture, dividing equally. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Fold tortillas in half. Press gently to seal.

  • Step 3

    HEAT 1 tablespoon oil in a large heavy skillet over medium heat. Working in batches, cook quesadillas until cheese melts and tortillas are golden brown, adding more oil as needed, about 3 minutes per side. Cut into wedges; serve with Remoulade Sauce for dipping.

  • Step 5

    COMBINE lemon juice, onion, celery, garlic, horseradish, mustard, ketchup, parsley and mayonnaise in a food processor; blend. Slowly blend in oil. Season with cayenne and black pepper. Chill until ready to serve.

Serving size
(1 quesadilla w sauce)

  • Calories 690
  • Calories from Fat410g
  • Total Fat 46g
  • Saturated Fat 14g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 110mg
  • Sodium 1220mg
  • Potassium 0mg
  • Total Carbohydrates 41g
  • Dietary Fiber 4g
  • Sugars 8g
  • Protein 28g
  • Vitamin A 0%
  • Vitamin C 0%
  • Vitamin D 0%
  • Calcium 0%
  • Thiamin 0%
  • Niacin 0%
  • Zinc 0%
  • Riboflavin 0%
  • Iron 0%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet