Grilled Shiitake Quesadillas

photo and recipe by cocooncooks.com

photo and recipe by cocooncooks.com

Instructions

Ingredients

BLACK BEANS

  1. Throw all of the ingredients for the beans in a small pan over medium heat and let it come to simmer. They will be ready when the sauce reduces a little and reaches a creamy consistency.


GUACAMOLE

  1. Place all of the ingredients for the guacamole in a bowl and mash with a fork. We generally like our guac roughly mashed with a few bigger bits, but you can do as you please.


GRILLED SHIITAKE

  1. Heat a non-stick grilling pan on the stove.

  2. Salt the shiitake mushrooms to taste and throw them in the pan when it is screaching hot (but not smoking!).

  3. Carefully and attentively tumble them in high heat, until they smell and look toasty. This will take only a few minutes, so do not let them burn. Cooking them with no added fat will make them extra smoky and dry.

  4. When they are ready, set them in a bowl or plate and season with freshly cracked black pepper.


ASSEMBLING & TOASTING QUESADILLAS

  1. Spread guacamole on a wheat tortilla, put 1/4 of the shiitake mushrooms on top and pour over a few spoonfuls of the spicy black beans.

  2. Place another tortilla on top and allow the assembled quesadilla to toast in a wide pan on medium-high heat for a minute or two, until the tortillas turn golden brown and feel toasty and crunchy.

  3. Flip the tortillas over calmly and carefully — there is no cheese keeping everything together!

Repeat for all 4.

BLACK BEANS
1 can 12oz black beans, with liquid
1 shallot, finely chopped
1 garlic clove, finely chopped
4 organic sundried tomatoes, roughly chopped
1 tsp cumin powder
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
1/8 tsp dried chili flakes
sea salt to taste

GUACAMOLE
1 ripe IMPERFECT avocado, CUBED
a squeeze of lime
a few sprigs of cilantro, finely chopped
salt & black pepper to taste

GRILLED SHIITAKE
3 handfuls IMPERFECT shiitake mushrooms, sliced
salt & black pepper to taste

TO SERVE
8 wheat tortillas