Wish Willy’s Recipe of the Week
Caye Caulker’s one and only bohemian chef- Wish Willy- puts a new spin on an old favorite. After munching on one of these heavenly quesadillas you’ll never accept any other kind than those tasty morsels.
The BELIZE TIMES asked Wish Willy if he planned on taking part in the up coming “Taste of Belize” cooking contest. He replied that if the competition were held on Caulker he would be more than happy to partake and to kick butt. He further replied that since the competition is being held in Belize City, he regrettably can’t attend due to commitments with his restaurant business on the island.

Quesadillas Deep Fried
Makes 14
You need 14 freshly prepared unbaked tortillas

8 ozs or 1 cup finely chopped or grated cheddar cheese
3 jalapeno peppers seeded and cut into strips, salt
Oil for frying

1. Have the tortillas ready, covered with clean cloth. Combine the grated cheese and chili strips in a bowl, season with salt, set aside.
2. Heat the oil in a frying pan, then holding the unbaked tortilla on your palm, put a spoonful of the filling along the center, avoiding the edge.
3. Fold the tortilla and seal the edge by pressing or cramping tightly together, fry in hot oil, on both sides, until golden brown and crisp.
4. Using a spoon lift out the Quesadilla and drain it in kitchen paper. Transfer to a plate and keep warm. Serve hot.

Wendy Auxillou
Auxillou Beach Suites
Caye Caulker, Belize