Cool & Creamy Shrimp Tostadas



Sorry we have been MIA the past few days, especially on commenting on all of your blogs! I went to Virginia Beach for the weekend to see some of my best girl friends and Michael went on a canoe camping/fishing trip in the mountains with his roommate, Rich. Anyways, we finally have a post for ya! Another shrimp recipe, as promised :) Hopefully you guys aren't getting too tired of seeing so much shrimp! Our supply of frozen shrimp has yet to run out. This creation is kind of like shrimp salad, but with a twist. The mayonnaise and sour cream make it nice and creamy, but since they're light, it's still healthy (well minus the tortillas). You could also cut up the shrimp into smaller pieces and serve them on crackers for an appetizer. Garnish with fresh lime wedges, if desired.

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp. canola oil, plus more for frying
  • 6 corn tortillas, preferably white
  • Salt, to season
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons light sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 pound peeled cooked shrimp, tails removed
  • 1/2 a medium cucumber, cut into thin slices
  • 3 scallions, chopped in thirds and thinly sliced lengthwise

Directions

  1. Heat 1/2 inch oil in a small heavy skillet over medium heat until shimmering. Fry tortillas one at a time until golden and crisp, 2 minutes per side. Drain on paper towels and sprinkle with salt. Set aside.
  2. Put cilantro, mayonnaise, sour cream, lime juice, and cayenne in a medium bowl; stir to combine.
  3. Add shrimp to sauce; toss to coat.
  4. Top tortillas with cucumber, scallions, then shrimp mixture. Garnish with a sprinkle of cayenne pepper.

21 comments:

Erica said...

What a fun trip ya'll had! I'm not much for mayo, but this looks tasty! I could never get bored of shrimp :)

Leslie said...

nice shrimp dish. beautiful photography and I love the fresh things you incorporated

lisaiscooking said...

I love shrimp, and your tostada looks great! It looks fresh and light and lovely.

♥peachkins♥ said...

we always have lots of shrimp in our house so this actually gives an idea on what to do with them..heehee.

Hornsfan said...

Deliciouso! Love the latest round of shrimp dishes, it's one of my favorite ingredients!

Kerstin said...

What pretty tostadas! I'm definitely still interested in more shrimp dishes if they're all as delicious as this one :)

girlichef said...

Wow! This sounds delicious...and I WANT that plate :)

Sara said...

Welcome back! I never get tired of shrimp, this looks really delicious.

OysterCulture said...

This looks incredibly tasty - thanks for sharing.

Culinary Wannabe said...

Yummy!! I agree that this would make a fantastic app.

tastymealsathome said...

Wow the shrimp look good. I can imagine eating this simply with some rice or pasta!

Leela said...

I can't imagine being tired of looking at shrimp especially what you got here.

foodcreate said...

:Delicious! Shrimp Tostadas perfect for my Dad on Father day!

Thanks for your recipe:)

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The Duo Dishes said...

How can one say no to that picture? Dang, that looks good!

bucatar maniac said...

Excelent! It looks yummy, and the photos... I nearly can smell...

burpandslurp said...

oh my! That does look like the perfect bite for the hot summer! Very nice!
I'll be going down to the Virginia Beach sometime this summer too, I hope!

Juliana said...

Wow, these shrimps look great...love the mixture of mayonnaise (low fat) and sour cream, not mentioning the cilantro...yummie!

Cookin' Canuck said...

This looks like the perfect summer recipe!

Selba said...

What a yummy dish of creamy shrimp!

Grace said...

ah, sweet virginia, home sweet home. :)
moving on...i love tostadas, and this is definitely a unique version--very inventive and appealing!!

Dee said...

So glad you have been cooking up these delicious Shrimp recipes. Nothing makes my heart happier than Shrimp & Spicy flavors. What a winner!

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