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Spicy Shrimp Tostadas

If you are intimidated by cooking seafood at home, this recipe is for you! These make for an excellent appetizer or entree. The shrimp is a great source of protein, heart healthy omega-3 fatty acids and selenium while the corn tortillas serve as your whole grain and the black beans provide plenty of fiber. Try these tonight! Link in bio for the recipe.

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Spicy Shrimp Tostadas

Seafood, Shrimp, Summer, Spring, Mexican, Dinner, Appetizers
  • Author: claire
  • Yield: Makes 6 Tostadas 1x

Ingredients

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  • 6 yellow corn tortillas
  • Avocado oil cooking spray
  • 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 3 tablespoon olive oil
  • 12 tablespoons of sriracha
  • 1 teaspoon worcheshire
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced or pressed
  • 1 cup refried black or pinto beans made without fat
  • 1 cup cubed mango
  • 2 cups shredded romaine lettuce
  • ¾  cup of cilantro
  • 1 lime
  • Garnish: Queso Fresco ( we use La Vaquita brand), cilantro, avocado or guacamole

Instructions

 

    1. Preheat oven to 425F. In a large ziploc bag, add the shrimp, 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon of olive oil, 1 tablespoon of sriracha, worcestershire, sugar, garlic and ¼ cup of cilantro. Set aside.
    2. Spray both sides of each tortilla with avocado oil cooking spray , season with salt and place on a large baking sheet. Bake for 5 minutes and turn over and continue to cook for 5-7 minutes more, until tortillas are crispy.
    3. While the tortillas are baking, drain the shrimp into a colander.  Heat  a skillet over medium heat.  Add the shrimp and saute until cooked for about 3-4 minutes, until opaque and pink. Taste and adjust seasonings. 
    4. Gently heat the refried beans over medium heat in a small pot or in the microwave. Set aside.
    5. Toss the mango, half of the cilantro, and  romaine lettuce with 1 tablespoon of olive oil and squeeze or two of lime juice. 
    6. Assemble the tostadas: Spread a layer of refried beans on top of each tortilla. Add lettuce and mango mix, top with shrimp.  Garnish with queso fresco, more cilantro and avocado if desired. Enjoy!

Notes

*Shrimp may be grilled if time allows.

Keywords: Seafood, Shrimp, Summer, Spring, Mexican, Dinner, Appetizers, Mediterranean, Mediterranean diet

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