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Crab Quesadilla

I treated myself to a fresh Dungeness Crab for dinner the other evening.  It was a really large crab, so I ended up with some delicious lump crab meat left over.  Instead of making crab cakes, I decided to make a crab quesadilla.  I mixed the lump crab meat with my favorite Mexican 2-cheese blend from Tillamook and added some chopped avocado.  After heating the corn tortillas in a medium-hot pan, I added the crab mixture and topped with another tortilla.  I flipped the quesadilla once to ensure the mixture was heated through and the cheese was melted.  Placing the quesadilla onto a cutting board, I used a pizza cutter to slice it into quarters.  The punch of the cheese paired nicely with the sweet crab and avocado.  Delicious!

ingredients

The ingredients

mixing avocado crab cheese

Mixing the crab, cheese, and avocado

heating tortilla

Heating the tortillas

adding the toppings

Adding the filling

topped with tortilla

Topping with a second tortilla

ready to eat

Ready to eat!

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Holy Molcajete! Now that’s Guacamole

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My friend, Laura, sent me a house warming gift of a granite molcajete.  Last year, she visited me and we went to a restaurant called Oba! where they make table side guacamole using a molcajete.  It was fun to watch as the waiter threw in lots of delicious ingredients and ground them into a creamy, delicious guacamole for us to devour.  I thought I’d try my hand at making my guacamole in my very own molcajete.  I like to keep my guacamole simple so I can savor the rich taste of avocado.  Three simple ingredients:  avocados, garlic, salt.  Add the chips and enjoy!

grinding rice

First steps:  cure the molcajete by grinding uncooked rice

ground after some muscle

Lots of hard work and muscle to grind it into dust, followed by a rinse in hot water

season with salt

Next up:  rock salt

salt inside

Adding the rock salt

salt ground into dust

Ground into a fine salty dust followed by a rinse in hot water

avocados

Ripened avocados ready for smashing

avocado chunks

The scooped-out insides of the avocados

adding the garlic

Adding the salt and garlic

creamy goodness

Smashed into creamy goodness

add some chips

Add some chips and dig in!