Wednesday, May 13, 2009

What's for dinner: Shrimp Tostadas.


My friend Elizabeth shared this recipe with me. It is very easy and delicious - healthy too! Perfect for a summer evening.

Shrimp Tostadas

4 whole-wheat tortillas
2 cans refried black beans
2 T chicken broth
shredded cabbage, lettuce or broccoli slaw
2 avocados, cubed
1 mango, cut into chunks
1½ pounds shrimp, cooked and cut into bite-size pieces
serrano pepper, finely chopped
juice of 1 lime
sour cream

Toast tortillas in 400° oven for 7-8 minutes. Combine avocado, mango, shrimp, lime juice and serrano pepper and refrigerate. Mix beans with chicken broth to thin. Spread layer of beans on tortilla. Top with slaw and shrimp mixture and then a dollop of sour cream.

~I used only 1 can of refried black beans and 1 avocado.
~I have a fabulous tool by OXO called a Mango Splitter. It halves and cores a mango, then I score the mango while still in its peel and scoop it out. Similarly I cut an avocado in half, remove the seed and then score it and remove from the peel with a spoon. It makes for quick, easy prep work.



Erin said...

This looks yummy and different. You could be a food stylist, Eloise, with your awesome photos!

JoAnn said...

This looks so good. Thanks for the recipe. Do you eat it open-faced or roll it up?

I just finished peeling shrimp for a rice-artichoke heart-shrimp dish that can be eaten warm or cold. Since I also want to make a raw asparagus salad, I think I will serve it warm so it does not seem as though we are having two salads!

Darlene said...

YUM that does look good!!

Jenny said...

This looks super yummy-- will definitely have to try this! We have loved all of your recipes-- thnaks so much for sharing!

Maggie said...

Can't wait to try this recipe. Thanks!

KK said...

That looks DELISH!

Tickled Pink And Green said...

My Robert wants to know if you can come over and cook this for him. Lol.

3 Peanuts said...

Oh this sounds so very yummy!!!!