June 18, 2010

Adventures in Cooking-Brie Quesadillas with Mango Guacamole

In the vein of trying new things I was in search of a delicious new recipe. I found this one at bettycrocker.com. I've never had Brie cheese before, nor have I ever considered putting mango in my guacamole. Hmmmm, sounds different. Let's give it a go!

Begin with the guac. Using a fork, moosh together an avocado, finely chopped jalapeno, garlic and cilantro, some lime juice and a little salt, or a generous helping of salt if you're me. Top that with small chunks of mango and stir gently. I thought the guac tasted a little bland before adding the mango; then I tasted it with. OMGosh!! The mango made the guacamole. Seriously! There is a burst of sweetness that compliments the guaciness to perfection. Absolutely fantastic!
Here's a teaser shot to show the mouthwatering details. Oops! Wipe your chin.

Now it's time to make the quesadillas. Everyone knows how easy quesadillas are to make. Butter one side of a flour tortilla and drop it butter side down on a heated frying pan. Now add torn slices of your favorite deli ham (mine is honey ham) and smallish strips of brie cheese. It should look like this:
Top that with another buttered tortilla. After heating for a minute or so it should look like this:
Flip it very carefully so both sides of the quesadilla are browned equally. When it's done, cut it into triangles using a pizza cutter. My dinner guest and I slathered the guac onto the dillas and spent the next 20 minutes moaning in mango delight. It was so good that we made it again the following day for a barbecue, adding a bit more lime, salt and cilantro and a sprinkling of red pepper flakes to the guacamole. Yum-mm-mm-mm!

5 comments:

A_Friend_To_All_Food said...

An extremely flavorful delight to the eyes and the tounge!!!

Lenore said...

I never would have thought of adding mango to guac. Now I'm going to have to try it!!

Anonymous said...

that looks wonderful.

Amy said...

That looks awesome!

Zibilee said...

My husband would love this recipe! He loves quesadillas, and thinks that I don't make them often enough, and I just know he would love the guac with mangoes. Thanks so much for posting this! It gives me some great ideas!!