Chipotle Lime Shrimp Tostadas

Chipotle Lime Shrimp Tostadas


I now had some leftover chipotle lime shrimp I knew exactly what I wanted to do with them! I had been wanting to try making tostadas for a while and I thought that some chipotle lime shrimp tostadas would hit the spot. A tostada is essentially a fried or toasted tortilla that is filled with goodies. Mexican cuisine is one of my favorites and one of the things that I really like about it is the fact that there are so many different ways to rearrange the same ingredients into different packages so that you can have something new and interesting each time while still enjoying your favorite flavours. In the case of tostadas it seems like the natural progression; you start with freshly made tortillas and use them for tacos or burritos then when they are a bit older you use them in enchiladas or casseroles and then when they are just about completely stale you can fry them up in some oil and they become something new and wonderful again. I made sure to make extra chipotle lime shrimp and where I enjoyed them in tacos the first night I fried up the old tortillas and made chipotle lime shrimp tostadas the second night.

Once you have the basics down for your tostadas you can pretty much fill them with anything that you want. A good place to start is with your favorite tacos fillings such as lettuce, tomatoes, salsa, cheese, sour cream, avocado, etc. I wanted to keep my tostadas nice and light so I went with lettuce, freshly made pico de gallo, black beans and avocado for the tostadas filling. It turned out to be pretty easy to fry up your own tortillas and the plain freshly made 'toasted' tortillas were great! They were nice and crispy and somehow fresh with a slight sweetness from the corn. (I think that I am going to have to make my own tortilla chips next time instead of buying them from the store.) The tostadas were as easy as throwing them together once you had all of the ingredients on hand. These chipotle lime shrimp tostadas were nice and light and fresh and good! What a great way to breath new life into old tortillas! The chipotle lime shrimp worked really well in the tostadas and I am looking forward to experimenting with tostadas and 'toasted' tortillas more in the future!

Chipotle Lime Shrimp Tostadas

(makes 4 servings)
Printable Recipe

Ingredients:
8 small corn tortillas (day old)
oil for frying
1 pound chipotle lime shrimp
4 cups romaine lettuce (shredded)
2 cups pico de gallo
2 cups black beans
2 avocados (diced)
you other favorite taco/texmex toppings such as cheese, sour cream, salsa, etc.

Directions:
1. Either fry the tortillas in oil until crispy or brush them with oil and bake them in a preheated 350F oven until golden brown and crispy.
2. Assemble the tostadas by placing the other ingredients on top of the fried tortillas.

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29 comments:

We Are Not Martha said...

Oooh even better! Now I really want to make those shrimp!

Sues

Becky said...

Looks great to me, and I don't even eat shrimp. :)

Linda said...

Gorgeous!!

Natalie said...

Looks delicious! The chipotle lime shrimp are on the menu for this weekend, and probably something very similiar to this meal!

danamccauley said...

Yummy! We had a very similar dinner here tonight except that our chili-lime shrimp were served as soft tacos. Great minds we have!

angela@spinachtiger said...

The only thing that could improve this dish would be some grilled corn either solo or in it. Everything looks so fresh.

Beachlover's Kitchen said...

your shrmip is calling my name! lol! better than the one sell in AppleBee!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Another wonderful dish! Shrimps taste so good...

Cheers,

Rosa

Jenn said...

Making leftover into a new dish never looked to deliciously good. Yum!!!

Noelle said...

If you like Mexican cuisine, come to my sight. I have some yummy recipes! Beautiful pic by the way!

Jan said...

Now they do look GOOD!

Joanne said...

I love Mexican food for the same reason as you! It can reinvent the same ingredients in so many ways. The chipotle lime shrimp is perfect to go with the other Mexican flavors.

Anncoo said...

This is definitely delicious!

Thibeault's Table said...

Ooooh Kevin does that ever look good. I love Mexican.

pastry studio said...

Tostadas are one of my favorites foods and oh my gosh, these look absolutely fantastic. Can't wait to make this.

Whenever I'm wondering what to have for dinner, I just make a beeline here for inspiration. Thank you once again, Kevin!

Dawn said...

damn Kevin that looks so good, even the limes look good! do you know the mess I would make if I bit into that? oh yeah, all over the place, but worth it.

Gloria said...

aaaah! Kevin missed you! I love shrimp and this look georgeous and yummy!!! gloria

What A Dish! said...

Wow, the photo and colors are amazing, and this recipe sounds so fresh and good!

Kerstin said...

Your tostadas are gorgeous and look super tasty!

teresa said...

i have to tell you how much i just LOVE your pictures. everything you post is always so beautiful and looks so appetizing!

Culinary Cory said...

Such a cute appetizer idea for a small dinner party. The colors look amazing.

sweetbird said...

This looks really good!

meeso said...

Wow, that is an awesome flavor combo!

Jeanne said...

Oh, I LOVE tostadas! Yours look fantastic. I realyl do envy you the easy availability of all the proper mexican and Tex mex ingredients...

Katie @ goodLife {eats} said...

That looks great! Really refreshing with lots of produce and flavor. Great warm weather meal!

The Bella Girls said...

I am a huge fan of Tostadas. I usually make mine with black beans or ground beef, I've never made them with shrimp. After seeing these Shrimp Tostada pics, I am dying to try one. Thanks for the inspiration.

~Camberley

tbc said...

Another winner! Fantastic and so easy.

Cheers

Megan

Anonymous said...

How u make the shrimp?? Anyone?

Anonymous said...

How u make the shrimp

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