Shrimp Tostadas with Lime Yogurt

Tostadas also known as toasted tortillas are typically deep fried. This Shrimp Tostadas recipe calls for a lot less oil witch makes it a little healthier. But has just enough to get that same golden crispiness. We are going to top these bad boys with adobo-marinated shrimp and a refreshing bean salad.

Finally we whip up a quick lime yogurt to spread and put it on the warm tortillas for a thin layer of creamy goodness and to help the toppers stick to the crunchy base.

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I am personally a huge fan of tostadas. They are one of my favorite Mexican dishes. I really love that they are so versatile. You can pretty much put anything on them from beef to shrimp even vegetarian style! I always like to start with a layer of something soft like avocado, refried black beans or salsa. But in this case we are going to use a nice lime Yogurt sauce.  

Shrimp Tostadas with Lime Yogurt

If yow want you can even add a little heat to the shrimp but don’t burn your mouth. You can adjust the spiciness of the shrimp up or down with how much jalapeño tabasco sauce and fresh jalapeños you use as some peppers are hotter than others. If you like a lot of heat, leave in the jalapeño seeds.

Preparing your ingredients for you Shrimp Tostadas:

Take your scallions and trim the ends, then finely chop into little pieces. Take 2 large garlic cloves and chop finely. Reserve ¼ of the cilantro sprigs, then finely chop remaining cilantro leaves and stems. The last part of your prep is to zest and juice lime, but make sure to keeping them separate.

Marinate shrimp:

In a medium bowl, combine 2 teaspoons of chipotle and half of the lime juice and half of the chopped garlic. Add shrimp to the large bowl and, season with salt. Toss the shrimp and make sure to coat the shrimp for maximum flavor.

Shrimp Tostadas with Lime Yogurt

Make beans & lime-yogurt:

Make sure to rinse and drain your black beans. Than in a medium bowl, combine beans, chopped scallions and cilantro, remaining chopped garlic. Add 1 teaspoon chipotle, 2 tablespoons vinegar, and 1 tablespoon oil. I am a big fan of seasoning to taste so make sure you sample and adjust salt and pepper as needed. In a small bowl, stir together yogurt, lime zest, and remaining lime juice; season to taste with salt.

Time to Make tostadas:

This part is a little tricky so make sure you pay close attention. You do not want o burn the tortillas. Heat ¼-inch oil in a medium skillet over medium-high. Add tortillas to skillet, one at a time, and cook until brown and crisp, about 30 seconds per side (watch closely).

Cook shrimp:

This is going to be the simplest part of the recipe. Carefully pour off all but 2 tablespoons oil from the skillet. Add shrimp and cook over medium-high, stirring, until just cooked through, about 2 minutes.

Shrimp Tostadas with Lime Yogurt

Assemble & serve your Shrimp Tostadas:

Its time to complete your meal. Spread lime yogurt on tostadas and top with black bean mixture, shrimp, and remaining cilantro whole sprigs.

What you’ll need: 1 oz scallions 2 cloves garlic 1 oz fresh cilantro 1 oz chipotle chiles in adobo sauce 1 lime 12 oz large shrimp 1 can black beans 1 Tbsp red wine vinegar 7 oz 2% Greek yogurt 6 white corn tortillas coarse salt olive oil neutral oil, such as vegetable or safflower

Equipment: zester strainer small skillet

Shrimp Tostadas with Black Beans & Lime Yogurt

Tostadas—toasted tortillas—are usually deep fried. We cooked ours in a lot less oil, but just enough to get that same golden crispiness. These get topped with adobo-marinated shrimp and a refreshing bean salad. We whipped up a quick lime yogurt to spread on the warm tortillas for a thin layer of creaminess and to help the toppers stick to the crunchy base.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 2

Equipment

  • medium skillet
  • microplane or grater

Ingredients
  

  • 6 6-inch corn tortillas
  • 1 container Greek yogurt
  • 1 can black beans
  • 10 oz pkg shrimp 2
  • 1 oz chipotle chiles in adobo sauce
  • 1 lime
  • 1 oz fresh cilantro
  • garlic use 2 large cloves
  • 1 oz scallions
  • kosher salt & ground pepper red wine vinegar or white wine vinegar
  • neutral oil
  • medium skillet
  • microplane or grate

Instructions
 

  • Prep ingredients: Trim scallions, then finely chop. Finely chop 2 large garlic cloves. Reserve ¼ of the cilantro sprigs, then finely chop remaining cilantro leaves and stems. Zest and juice lime, keeping them separate.
  • Marinate shrimp: In a medium bowl, combine 2 teaspoons chipotle and half each of the lime juice and chopped garlic. Add shrimp, season with salt, and toss to coat.
  • Make beans & lime-yogurt: Rinse and drain black beans. In a medium bowl, combine beans, chopped scallions and cilantro, remaining chopped garlic, 1 teaspoon chipotle, 2 tablespoons vinegar, and 1 tablespoon oil; season to taste with salt. In a small bowl, stir together yogurt, lime zest, and remaining lime juice; season to taste with salt.
  • Make tostadas: Heat ¼-inch oil in a medium skillet over medium-high. Add tortillas to skillet, one at a time, and cook until brown and crisp, about 30 seconds per side (watch closely).
  • Cook shrimp: Carefully pour off all but 2 tablespoons oil from the skillet. Add shrimp and cook over medium-high, stirring, until just cooked through, about 2 minutes.
  • Assemble & serve: Spread lime yogurt on tostadas and top with black bean mixture, shrimp, and remaining cilantro whole sprigs.

Notes

NUTRITION PER SERVING
Calories 790kcal, Fat 41.0g, Proteins 39.0g, Carbs 69.0g
ALLERGENS
Milk, Shellfish and Sulphites. May contain traces of other allergens. Packaged in a facility that packages gluten containing products.
Keyword eat healthy, shrimp, tacos

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