Just call me Bev: Quesadillas

Back when I was cool and relevant and lived in Darlinghurst when I was just a girlfriend, maybe even a fiance, Rob and I would trot these out all the time. It was one of those lunches you would eat in the late afternoon, after we had had breakfast at a cafe, then home to have sex, read the papers and even a nap. Because that was so exhausting. You would wake hungry, want to eat something before heading off to the pub for an afternoon session with no real plans, nowhere particular to be, no one to answer to, but ourselves and our immediate desires. I don’t miss those days at all. Ahem.

Last Saturday we had them for lunch, but the only thing in common was um, nothing, except that we made them. They are delicious, easy and pretty healthy too.

Chicken Quesadillas
2 Chicken breasts
Shallots
Red capsicum
Red chillis
Bunch of coriander
Salt & pepps
Tasty cheese
Flour tortillas

: Chop up the shallots and capsicum into small dices and finely chop the coriander

: Chop the chicken in the same small size and pan fry. Season with plenty of salt & pepper and when cooked set aside

: Fry up the capsicum, shallot and coriander & chilli until softened and season with a little tabasco for extra kick (and for the non kids version). After a few minutes toss the chicken back in and check flavouring for more salt or pepper (or chilli) needed.

: Into a fry pan put the tortilla in over a high heat and on one side spoon in some mixture. Top with tasty cheese and extra coriander. Then flip over the other side to cover the mix so you have a half moon. Turn the moon over the cook the other side of the tortilla.

: Cut and serve immediately

: If I was a food stylist and not a normal person who was starving hungry with a little person pulling at my top asking me for a drink, I would add a sprig of coriander and a lime wedge. But I’m not. You get the drift right? Enjoy!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15026987107815016616 4 kids, 20 suitcases and a beagle

    Today I took my children to McDonalds. It was gross. We are never going back again, or until we forget how bad it was. I could have done this! Why didn’t I do this?

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02005492484650666091 BabyMac

      You didn’t do this because it involved cooking. No matter the grossness, sometimes McDonalds is the answer. No cleaning, cooking involved and a thin, tasty chip. Next time love, next time!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13272090974052486539 Mrs Woog

    We are having this for dinner tonight now. Thanks Bev! X

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12651174250292927988 Glamour Drops

    Can I just point out that you are still cool and relevant? Just a different kinda cool and relevant, that’s all – but no less so.

    This looks yum. I do a similar version with mushrooms, cheese, kidney beans and coriander with LOTS of chili. But this looks delish!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02005492484650666091 BabyMac

      And can I just point out that your comment made me happy? Thank you!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07586610467519318424 Jode

    Oh i love quesadillas…thanks for your recipe! And by the way…you took me back to the past with your first paragraph and i DO miss it, LOL!!! Thanks for the memories…i forgot i use to read the whole paper and nap from the sheer exhaustion of it!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02005492484650666091 BabyMac

      I don’t even buy the paper anymore. It sits there and taunts me. MOCKS me and my life.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18133173713045801244 vancybec

    huzzah! totes having these for dinner tonight – my last homecooked meal before i jet off on holidays…thanks bev, you know i rate you!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02005492484650666091 BabyMac

      Holidays you say? I’m not jealous. At all.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10208633197266540403 Maryandlil

    Yum. Making these Bev! X

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09393571810604343918 Veggie Mama

    Ah quesadillas. You complete me.

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02005492484650666091 BabyMac

      They make the world a better place, no doubts.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06223703457969469862 joanna

    yum – thanks, you really do inspire our meals!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09890862541890241422 Raine and Sage

    I used to live in Darlinghurst, with my boyfriend (now husband), and my Sundays were just as you described. Memories – thanks for bringing them back – such good times. We’d often go to Una’s for breakfast and read our papers. I miss doing uninterrupted leisurely pursuits. I used to be so great at them.
    Bev you never cease to impress.

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02005492484650666091 BabyMac

      Oh Una’s, how I miss you…

      • Mardi Haworth

        I too miss Una’s in an unhealthy way… and my old life.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08421916141889047331 Jen R

    Oh Bev…miss those days too…sigh…love my life now too …its just very different…that looks yum xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06124224647059797583 kim at allconsuming

    You know the slack-arse way too yeah?

    Left over roast chook or a bbq chook
    coriander
    tomato – diced
    capsicum – diced
    onion or shallots – finely sliced
    some jalapenos – optional
    cheese

    Shred chicken, toss with everything else, spoon onto the tortilla and cook as you do.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06333858903359349225 Deb

    I like mine with giant dollops of sour cream on top.

    now i am hungry.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12173085007473641503 Down that Little Lane

    Yum, Inmade home made sushi today with my new sushezi.. OMG is was sushezi!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13272090974052486539 Mrs Woog

    We ate this tonight. Fucking awesome xxx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12912056822016083189 This Mid 30s Life

    But you ARE cool!! I’ve seen her new hair!!

  • Anonymous

    Yum – we had these Fri night instead of our usual takeaway and LOVED them. Thanks!
    Sue

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09583193840744649238 Ms_MotorbikeNut

    This dish looks yummy going to try it, love your blog & love you on twitter

    (((( Hugs )))) XXXX Kisses XXXX