Christmas Crab Quesadillas Recipe
- 4 lbs butter or margarine divided
- 1 whole shallot (or 2 or 3 green onion), finely minced
- 1 tsp chopped fresh chives
- ½ lbs lump crab meat, picked over to remove shells
- 2 tbsp sour cream
- 1 tsp chopped fresh dill
- salt, to taste
- [[hot pepper] flakes]], to taste
- 6 x 10-inch flour tortillas at room temperature
- ¾ cup grated Monterey jack cheese
- ½ cup (each) finely chopped red and green bell peppers
- radicchio leaves, 3 per plate
- sour cream
- Preheat the oven to 375 °F.
- Reserve 2 tablespoons of the butter.
- Place the remaining butter in a sauce pan and melt over low heat.
- Add the shallots and chives.
- Saute until translucent.
- Remove from the heat and add the crab, sour cream, dill, salt and hot pepper flakes.
- Mix well.
- Spread the crab mixture on one half of each tortilla.
- Top with a sprinkling of the grated cheese.
- Fold the tortillas in half and place them on a baking sheet.
- Brush the tops of the tortillas with the reserved butter.
- Bake in the preheated oven for about 5 minutes or until the tops are golden brown.
- Let rest for 5 minutes before cutting into quarters.
- Place 3 small radicchio leaves on each plate.
- Fill one with sour cream, one with guacamole, and one with salsa.
- Place three triangles of quesadilla on each plate.
- Sprinkle with a confetti of chopped green and red bell peppers.
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