Thursday, December 6, 2012
Spinach and Mushroom Quesadillas
Cook Like A Star blog hop event is back with Martha Stewart, the nominated chef for the month of December. For those of you who are new to this event, it is a blog hop whereby a chef will be nominated and based on the nominated chef, we will be cooking his or her recipes and then link it back to the event.
I'm sure everyone if not, most of us know who Martha Stewart is but not until this event, that i really took a look at her website. I must say that she really has an extensive list of recipes in her website..and then from one recipes it leads to another. With so many recipes to choose from, I actually got no problem finding something to make. It's only time..not that i'm very busy but as year end is approaching, i'm getting lazier and lazier and already in holiday mood. Will see.
Picked a few quick recipes to make and this is one of them. I always enjoy eating tortillas and quickly grab my hands to make this while i was still have the mood to make something. If you look at the picture in martha's site, there's a jar accompanying these quesadillas but it didnt mention what was that. Some said that it's salsa verde and i thought of making that too, bought the ingredients but forgot to make them. I only remembered after eating the quesadillas! Told you i'm in holiday mood..ha!But even without the salsa, i still enjoy eating these a lot. Btw, i just knew that Martha Stewart turned 70 last year when i was googling for her recipes on the website. Doesnt she look amazing at her age? i thought maybe she looks like 15-20 years younger!
Ingredients ( from marthastewart.com )
amount of ingredients was altered to serve 2-3
1 medium red onion, thinly sliced
11/2 cup button or cremini mushroom, thinly sliced ( i used white button)
3 cups spinach, roughly cut or torn
coarse salt and pepper
4 flour tortillas
shredded cheese ( i used cheddar )
1.Preheat oven to 400F/205C. In a skillet or pan over medium heat, pour a little oil and cook the onions, stirring occasionally, until light golden. Add the mushrooms, cook until they are tender about 5 minutes.
2.Add spinach, let cook until completely wilted and mixture is dry, about 3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
3.Brush one side of tortilla with some oil and place oiled side down on a baking sheet. Layer each tortilla with cheese, spinach mixture and more cheese, dividing evenly.Top with another piece of tortilla, oiled sides up and lightly press to seal. Do the same for the remaining 2 pieces of tortilla.
4.Bake until cheese is melted, turning them once, about 10 minutes. To serve, cut quesadillas into quarters or more.
I'm linking this post to Cook Like A Star organised by Zoe of Bake for Happy Kids, co hosting with Baby Sumo of Eat Your Heart Out and Riceball of Riceball Eats
and also Recipe Box 26 hosted by Chaya