I’m jumping right to the point today. No fluffy words or poetic verse, grand descriptions or other bits of loveliness because this post is all about kitchen equipment.. and delicious Grilled Crab and Avocado Quesadillas with a zany Pineapple Cilantro Salsa.
There is one kitchen appliance that I’ve owned since culinary school… my Cuisinart Food Processor. It’s 16 years old this summer and it’s seen a load of use. My food processor is a work horse. I love it so much I now own the 4 cup mini-prep food processor and the Quick prep hand blender. I’ve had these last two appliances for 10 years and they are still functioning as if they are new.
I’m not a kitchen gadget chef, I prefer to do most things by hand. However, the few appliances that I do keep stocked in my kitchen must be able to handle all the heavy use. Which is why I typically always reach for a Cuisinart product. As you may have guessed this is a post sponsored by the lovely folks at Cuisinart. They know how much I admire their products and they were kind enough to send me a new product to test and review. And test we did!
I think my family was more excited than me about the arrival of the Griddler Deluxe. Well built with solid construction, simple to use, no fussy buttons, just a straight forward high quality indoor grill. The real test? How well did it work.
We grilled pork chops, lamb chops, flank steak, asparagus, lettuce wedges, white peaches and of course, quesadillas. The sear-blast feature is ideal for grilling meat and locks in the fresh juices and flavor. It also has six cooking options with removable/reversible non-stick cooking plates that are dishwasher safe. To say the least, I am impressed. The Griddler Deluxe is easy to use, easy to clean and works like a charm. My daughter has now claimed it for her college apartment but I doubt my husband will let it out of the house.
One of our favorite weekend dinners is quesadillas. Sometimes I set out an assortment of fresh ingredients on the counter along with all the usual condiments so each of my family members can create their favorite quesadilla. This time however it was fresh crab from the coast and ripe avocados along with several different kinds of cheese, cilantro, lime wedges and my Pineapple Cilantro Salsa. A refreshing combination of flavors and texture that pair so deliciously together you will absolutely want seconds.
Get your grill on and create a delicious summer weekend with these Grilled Crab and Avocado Quesadillas with Pineapple Cilantro Salsa. All that’s missing is the chilled Sangria!
Delicious Wishes and Loads of Love,
- 3/4 - 1 lb of crab meat
- 2-3 avocados, sliced
- 1/2 cup cilantro leaves
- 1/2 cup pickled jalapeños
- 2 cups shredded cheese (Mexican queso, Ranchero, Cotija, Mozzarella)
- 12 flour tortillas (regular or gluten free)
- Olive oil for brushing
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- Serve with lime wedges
- 2 cups diced pineapple
- 1 cup diced red onion
- 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
- 1 jalapeno, seeded and diced
- Juice of one lime
- Salt and pepper to taste