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Prawns Quesadillas with Caramelized Onions

Course Fish
Cuisine The World
Keyword fish, onions, prawns,, quesadillas
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories 255 kcal


  • 1 pound prawns 1 pound non cooked, shell and tail remived prawns
  • 2 yellow onion 2 large peeled and thinly sliced yellow onion
  • 3 tbsps yellow onion 3 tablespoons yellow onion
  • 1 tsp sugar 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 0.5 cabbage 1/2 thinly sliced cabbage
  • 0.5 tsp unsalted butter 1/2 teaspoon unsalted butter
  • 2 lemons 2 squeezed lemons
  • 2 tbsps water 2 tablespoons if necessary water
  • 3 tbsps flat-leaf parsley 3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 0.5 garlic 1/2 smashed garlic clove
  • 2 tbsps unsalted butter 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 0.25 cup white wine 1/4 cup white wine
  • 4 flour quesadillas 4 large flour quesadillas
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  1. This recipe is made in steps. Start with the onions as they take the longest to cook, 10 minutes.

Caramelized onions

  1. In a large skillet over medium heat melt the butter until foam appears. Add the onions and cook slowly stirring frequently until obtaining a light golden and translucent onion. Add the sugar, mix well until the sugar is melted. Set aside and keep warm.


  1. In the same skillet of the onion, add the butter and the cabbage. Stir a couple of times and add the lemon juice. Add the water and season with salt and pepper. When the cabbage is wilted and juice all absorbed, remove from the heat and keep warm.


  1. Over medium heat, add the 2 tablespoons butter, the garlic and parsley. Once the butter is melted add the prawns and cook over high heat until all the prawns turn pink. Season with salt and pepper. Reduce the remaining sauce left in the pan. Set aside.

  2. Spread a little butter over one side of the flour quesadilla. In a large cast iron skillet place the flour quesadilla, butter side down and golden for 30 seconds and turn to the other side and do the same. Place one quesadilla on each plate and start layering: Cabbage, caramelized onions, prawns and divides the remaining sauce left from the prawn equally over the 4 plates.

  3. Fold and serve.

Nutrition Facts
Prawns Quesadillas with Caramelized Onions
Amount Per Serving
Calories 255 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 302mg 101%
Sodium 908mg 38%
Potassium 476mg 14%
Total Carbohydrates 19g 6%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 8g
Protein 26g 52%
Vitamin A 11.1%
Vitamin C 101.1%
Calcium 24.1%
Iron 19.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.