Friday 30 December 2011

Mexican-inspired Turkey, Bacon, Jalapeńo, Peas and Cheddar Quesadillas

Turkey, Bacon, Jalepeño, Peas and Cheddar Quesadilla
Leftover ingredients from Christmas
Making the Quesadilla......
...... topped with cheddar cheese
Pan frying the Quesadilla

Considering all the major effort and hard works that has gone into preparing the Christmas lunch, the last thing you want to do is to go throughout all of that again on Boxing day. Quesadillas are pan fried tortillas stuffed with cheese and practically anything else you fancy. These are perfect for using up the leftover turkey and it is also unbelievably easy to make. The addition of the Chipotles en adobo just give this the most delicious smokiness taste. Minimum preparation and cooking and maximum flavours, just what the doctor order after the eventful Christmas day.


I have not given an exact ingredients list as this will depends on what you have left-over from the main day and whatever is available in you pantry. I have here some cooked turkey which I have roughly chopped into equal-size chunks. Some creamed peas from my Christmas eve dinner. Jalepeño chillies and red piquillo pepper from jar, roughly chopped. Some grated cheddar or any other hard cheese. A couple of tablespoon of the Chipotles en adobo and a packet of corn or flour tortilla.
Mix everything together except for the cheese and the tortilla. Season with salt and pepper according to taste. Filled one half of a tortilla with the turkey mixture and sprinkle with a fistful of the grated cheese. Fold the tortilla over so that you have a half moon. Brush it with a little olive oil (so the tortilla it doesn't stick to the pan) and place in a hot, dry frying pan and cook for a couple of minutes until golden and crisp, flip it over and cooked for another minute or two on the other side. Removed and cut into wedges and serves with your favourite salsa.

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