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Crab Quesadillas

Crab Quesadillas

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This mexican seafood recipe will delight your whole family. Crab meat, cheese, peppers, spinach and a secret sauce served between two crispy tortillas.

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Crab Quesadillas

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Serves 4

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8 ounces canned crab meat
4 ounces onion
4 ounces green bell pepper
4 ounces red bell pepper
4 stalks fresh cilantro
1/2 cup salsa
1/2 cup Thousand Island dressing
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon dill weed
2 tablespoons olive oil
8 flour tortillas
6 ounces grated pepper jack cheese, divided
24 leaves baby spinach

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  1. Drain crab meat and set aside.
  2. Dice onion, peppers and cilantro. Place vegetables in a non-stick skillet along with salsa, Thousand Island dressing, lemon juice and dill weed. Turn heat on to medium and stir in crab meat.
  3. Pour olive oil into an electric griddle and turn heat on to 350 degrees (or medium-high stovetop heat).
  4. On a breadboard or other flat surface lay out one tortilla. Sprinkle half the cheese over the tortilla. Spoon crab and vegetable mixture evenly over cheese.
  5. Arrange spinach leaves over the top of the crab and vegetables. Sprinkle remaining cheese over spinach and top with second tortilla.
  6. Using a wide pancake turner, carefully transfer quesadilla to hot oil. Cook until one side is golden brown and then flip and brown second side. Turn heat to low and cover for one minute to completely melt cheese.
  7. Use a pizza wheel to cut into slices.
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Nutritional information for Crab Quesadillas

Calories: 568
Calories from Fat: 235

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 26g 40%
Saturated Fat 10.5g 53%
Cholesterol 90mg 30%
Sodium 1300mg %
Total Carbohydrates 54g 18%
Dietary Fiber 6.5g 26%
Sugars 11.5g ~
Protein 30.5g 61%
Vitamin A 143% Iron 29%
Vitamin C 175% Calcium 54%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs

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