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Perfectly Paired: Cucumber Margarita and Crab Quesadillas

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hornitos cucumber margarita Seduction meals

Getting ready for a special July 4th get together? Elevate your celebration with a super refreshing Cucumber Margarita paired with luscious, cheesy crab quesadillas – soooo good! As you can see, this is not a frozen margarita, rather it’s blended in a bullet or blender for about 5 seconds. If you like things spicy, you can always add / blend in a few thinly sliced jalapeno peppers to add a bit of heat (or as I refer to it – “happiness”) to your margarita. And of course you can add some chipotle pepper to the quesadillas as well.  Happy July 4th Weekend!

Refreshing Cucumber Margarita

Ingredients:

  • 1 English cucumber (it has less seeds) for garnish
  • 3-4 ice cubes
  • 4 ounces Hornitos® Tequila
  • 2 ounces fresh lime juice
  • 2 ounces homemade simple syrup (or you can use Agave nectar)
  • 1/2 cup cucumber, chopped
  • salt, for rimming glasses (optional)

Cucumber Sliced Garnish

  1. Peel Cucumber and cut in half lengthwise
  2. Using a mandolin, cut a thin slice of cucumber and thread this with a wooden skewer.
  3. You can leave it skewered as a tall strip as in this photo or you can squish it down to create more of an accordion look
  4. Note: I didn’t have a mandolin on hand so the cucumbers are a bit thick. I prefer to thinly slice as I love the accordion look.
  5. here’s what that looks like: Cute right!?

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Cucumber Margarita

  1. Combined the tequila, lime, ice, simple syrup and cucumber into a blender or Bullet. Blend for 3-5 seconds.
  2. Pour liquid into glass (if using salt: rim glass with salt)
  3. Slip in the skewered cucumber garnish
  4. Enjoy!

Crab Quesadilla

Ingredients: Per Quesadilla 

  • 2 Corn Tortillas
  • 1/2 cup of pepper jack cheese, shredded
  • 3 heaping tablespoons of (canned) crab meat – be sure to pick out all shells
  • 1 teaspoon of fresh thyme leaves (optional)
  • 1 Jalapeno pepper, thinly sliced rounds for garnish
  • Thinly sliced avocados for garnish
  • Chipotle Pepper Sauce
  • Cilantro, chopped

Directions

  1. Heat a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat
  2. When nice and hot, add a corn tortilla, place cheese and crab on top of tortilla
  3. Place the second tortilla over the cheese/crab mixture, pressing down to secure mixture. Be careful not to push too hard, you do not want cheese to ooze into the pan, it will burn.
  4. After 3 minutes, press down with a spatula and then turn the tortilla to cook on the other side
  5. Cook for about 3 minutes. Tortillas should be slightly browned, and cheese melted.
  6. Serve on a serving dish. Top with Avocado, Jalapeno rings, and a bit of chipotle pepper sauce.  Garnish with Cilantro leaves

 

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