Pump up your basic tostada with fresh California Avocados and jumbo shrimp.
California Avocado Shrimp Tostadas
Total Time: 15 min
Vitamin A 2113 IU; Vitamin C 26 mg; Calcium 96 mg; Iron 3.7 mg; Vitamin D 86 IU; Folate 100 mcg; Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0.8 g
% Daily Value*: Total Fat 46%; Vitamin A 40%; Vitamin C 45%; Calcium 10%; Iron 20%
Ingredients3/4 cup beer 3 bay leaves 1/2 tsp. celery seeds 1/2 tsp. cayenne 1/2 tsp. salt 1/2 lb. domestic, wild-caught jumbo shrimp, peeled and cleaned 2 ripe, fresh California Avocados, seeded, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch dice 1 Roma tomato, finely diced 1/4 cup Finely diced red onion 1 small carrot, peeled and finely diced 1 jalapeño, stem and seeds removed, finely diced 1/2 handful cilantro, finely chopped 1 1/2 limes, juiced 3 Tbsp. Extra virgin olive oil As needed Salt, to taste As needed Ground black pepper, to taste As needed Canola oil, for frying 4 (6-inch) corn tortillas 4 romaine lettuce leaves, finely julienned
- Combine beer, bay leaves, celery seeds, cayenne and salt in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Add shrimp and cook 2 to 3 minutes, or until just turning pink and cooked through. Remove shrimp from liquid, cool to room temperature, and cut into 1/2-inch dice.
- In a large bowl, combine cooked shrimp with avocado, tomato, onion, carrot, jalapeño, cilantro, lime juice, olive oil, salt and pepper. Stir gently, taste, and adjust seasonings as necessary. Chill thoroughly.
- Meanwhile, pour oil to a depth of ½-inch in a small pan for frying. Fry the tortillas on both sides until crisp and drain on paper towels.
- To serve, divide julienned lettuce evenly between each crispy corn tortilla. Top with avocado shrimp mixture and serve immediately.
Copyright © 2012, Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger, www.bordergrill.com.
*Large avocados are recommended for this recipe. A large avocado averages about 8 ounces. If using smaller or larger size avocados adjust the quantity accordingly.
As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting. Check out our tips for how to choose and use California Avocados