Tostadas

Shrimp TostadaA perfect meal to use up those leftovers.


Tostadas – serves 2-3

10 fried (until dark golden) tortillas or pkg. store bought

1 c. refried black or pinto beans

2 c. shrimp, chicken or steak, shredded or chopped*

Toppings:

Lettuce or spinach, chopped into ribbons

Red or white onion, thinly sliced

Guacamole or avocado slices from 1/2 avocado

1/4 to 1/2 c. roasted red salsa

1/4 to 1/2 c. Queso Fresco or any other fresh cheese, like mozarella

1/4 c. crema mexicana, creme fraiche or sour cream(optional)

Cilantro for garnish (optional)

To assemble:  spread fried tortilla with refried beans.  Top with meat, guacamole or avocado, cheese, salsa, lettuce, cheese, crema, and onion, enjoy and repeat.

*Pictured is a shrimp tostada.  The shrimp was prepared by using about 15 raw, deveined, tail-on shrimp, defrosted in fridge overnight.  Add olive oil and 1 clove chopped garlic to pan, sauté and flip once, until opaque throughout, about 8 minutes.  Add salt and pepper to taste.

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2 Comments

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2 responses to “Tostadas

  1. Mmmmmmmm! I’m hungry now. Do you think instead of fried tortillas baked/toasted tortillas would work? I figure as long as it is firm to hold the food it should be the same.

    • numbergarrido

      Yes, you can use baked just fine. I have never made them, just bought them. You take a small cut in flavor, but it’s the crunch that counts!

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