Pavo Quesadilla with Fruit Chutney

Menu Part: 
Appetizer
Cuisine Type: 
Mexican
Serves: 
12

Ingredients

For quesadillas:
1 oz. canola oil
1⁄3 cup red bell pepper, seeded and small dice
1⁄3 cup green bell pepper, seeded and small dice
2 tbsp. cilantro, chopped
2 tbsp. red onion, small dice
1 tsp. jalapeño pepper, seeded and finely minced
6 oz. cooked turkey, small dice
6 (6-inch) flour tortillas
6 oz. cream cheese, softened
6 slices jalapeño Jack cheese

For Pico Mucho Fruit Chutney:
1⁄2 cup mango, peeled and small dice
1⁄2 cup pineapple, peeled and small dice
2 oz. dark raisins
2 tsp. fresh gingerroot, peeled and minced
1 tsp. garlic, minced
4 oz. brown sugar
1⁄2 med. jalapeño pepper, seeded and minced
2 oz. onion, small dice
4 oz. cider vinegar
1 tsp. salt

For service:
Butter, as needed
2 limes, cut into wedges
Cilantro leaves, as needed

Steps

1. To make the quesadillas: Heat oil in a large skillet. Add bell peppers, cilantro, onion and jalapeño. Sweat for a few minutes. Remove from pan and cool. Add turkey to the pepper-onion mixture.

2. Spread tortillas with cream cheese. Place one slice Jack cheese onto each tortilla. Evenly distribute the turkey-onion mixture among the tortillas. Fold the tortillas in half, pressing down gently to adhere ingredients.

3. To make the fruit chutney: In a saucepan, combine all ingredients and bring to a boil over medium heat. Stirring occasionally, simmer, uncovered, about 45 minutes until mixture becomes thick. Cool chutney prior to service.

4. For each serving, to order: In a non-stick skillet, melt 1 tablespoon butter. Place quesadilla in skillet and cook on each side until golden. Cut each quesadilla into wedges. Garnish with fruit chutney, lime wedges and cilantro.

More From FoodService Director

Menu Development
pizza oven

Wood-fired ovens take the biggest slice of the pie when it comes to pizza-cooking preference for consumers. Just fewer than half (45%) of consumers say they prefer a pizza cooked in a wood-fired oven compared to other oven cooking methods. Here are the styles of ovens pizza consumers prefer most.

Wood-fired oven 45% Gas oven 13% Electric oven 11% Grilled 4% Coal oven 4% No preference 23%

Source: Technomic 2018 Pizza Consumer Trend Report , powered by Ignite

Photo courtesy of Thinkstock

Industry News & Opinion
polystyrene takeout

New York City will immediately start phasing out foodservice operations’ use of polystyrene takeout containers after a judge ruled on Friday against an operator coalition that had sued to overturn such a regulation, Mayor Bill de Blasio said over the weekend.

Unless the measure is blocked again on appeal, the city will commence a public education campaign to smooth the way for the change to other sorts of containers. Operators will be given a six-month grace period to find alternatives before they’ll be subject to sanctions.

The measure was scheduled to take effect last...

Managing Your Business
uber driver

The freelance, independent-contractor labor market known as the gig economy is distinguished by working short-term contracts, or gigs, such as driving for Uber, Lyft or Instacart.

The majority of the U.S. workforce will be freelancers by 2027, according to a study called “Freelancing in America: 2017,” conducted by Edelman Intelligence. The annual study, commissioned in partnership by the Freelancers Union and Upwork Global, estimates that 36% of the U.S. workforce consists of freelancers who contribute approximately $1.4 trillion annually—an increase of almost 30% over the...

Industry News & Opinion

Sturgeon Bay Schools in Sturgeon Bay, Wis., has partnered with a local farm to construct a school greenhouse , Green Bay Press Gazette reports.

Construction will begin soon, and the district says that the project is already 75% funded. Once the building is finished, students will be able to grow their own food at the greenhouse and then learn how to preserve it through canning and other methods.

“The greenhouse will provide students with the opportunity to grow food, sample food they have cultivated, design planting plans, tend seedlings, integrate real-life technology in...

FSD Resources

Code for Asynchronous jQuery Munchkin Tracking Code