Today we are making a short culinary journey to Mexico to discover a ‘quesadilla’ filled with cheese, chicken, tomatoes and, of course, guacamole. It’s easy to prepare but particularly impressive for a slightly out of the ordinary dinner party with friends. Quesadilla is simply a wheat or corn tortilla that, in Mexico, is heated, filled with cheese, vegetables and other ingredients, and then folded over in the shape of a crescent and eaten with one’s hands. The name ‘quesadilla’ comes from the Spanish ‘queso’, which means cheese. Among the ingredients used for the filling, therefore, cheese is obligatory: a top quality cheese blends with the warmth of the tortilla and gives character to the dish. With the cheese is usually added various ingredients such as onions, jalapeños chilli, meat - such as chicken, beef or pork - beans and the ubiquitous guacamole!
Grill the chicken and cut into slices. Prepare the guacamole following our basic recipe. Cut the tomatoes into slices. Grate the pecorino cheese onto the tortilla. Distribute the cut tomato slices over the tortilla. Spread with plenty of guacamole, made from avocado, lime, pepper, tabasco, salt and cumin. Slice the grilled chicken and arrange on the tortilla. Cover with a second tortilla and cook on both sides in a pan with plenty of oil until the cheese is melted. Serve the quesadilla in sections with guacamole sauce on the side.
Cover with a second tortilla and cook on both sides in a frying pan with plenty of oil until the cheese has melted