Smoked Salmon Quesadillas With Chipotle Creme Fraiche

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A simple Mexican snack food. A basic quesadilla is an uncooked tortilla folded over with a variety of fillings like cheese or even meats, beans or potatoes. The folded tortilla is heated on a hot comal (griddle) or fried.
Recipe By: Chef Joseph Cacace
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Ingredients

    • 8 6 inch flour tortillas
    • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • Chipotle Creme Fraiche:
    • 4 oz crème fraiche
    • 1 oz pureed chipotle, preferably La Morena brand
  • Filling:
    • 12 oz smoked salmon, sliced
    • 12 oz Brie, sliced thinly
    • 1 Granny Smith apple, cored and thinly sliced

Instructions

Lay 4 of the 8 tortillas on a flat surface. Place a single layer of the smoked Salmon, Brie and apple onto each tortilla. Cover each with another tortilla, forming a sandwich. Then cook each tortilla, according to the directions above.

To cook the quesadillas

Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a nonstick sauté pan on medium heat for 2 minutes, or until the oil ‘shimmers’. Place a quesadilla gently into the pan. When it has browned on one side, gently flip with a spatula. By the time the other side is brown, the quesadilla will be heated through and the cheese will have begun to melt around the edges.

Chipotle Creme Fraiche

Combine the crème fraiche and the chipotle and spoon into a squeeze bottle. When you’re ready to serve the Smoked Salmon Quesadillas, ‘paint’ the top of each with the Chipotle Crème Fraiche.
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