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Shrimp Tostadas February 24, 2011

Shrimp Toastadas

Jamie says:  I always choose soft tortillas over hard taco shells for taco night.  I prefer the taste of the soft tortilla and like how you can fit so much more into it than those flimsy little corn shells.  But, I have to admit the Saucy Shrimp Tostadas recipe in Publix Family Style magazine caught my eye.  I liked how aesthetically pleasing the picture was and how you can pile it high with delicious ingredients.  By the end of the meal, I was sold on the tostada as an alternate to the steadfast soft tortilla.

Shrimp Tostadas

Ingredients:

  • one 8 oz can tomato sauce
  • one 8 oz can no salt added tomato sauce
  • 1 1/2 lbs frozen cooked shrimp, defrosted (Publix)
  • 1 1/4 oz package taco seasoning mix (Publix)
  • one 15 oz can black beans in seasoned sauce
  • 1 Romaine heart (lettuce)
  • 1 bunch of green onion
  • 1 avocado
  • half 8 oz container light sour cream
  • one 16 oz container mild salsa (Publix Deli)
  • 10 tostadas (Mission)

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.  If shrimp are not defrosted, rinse in a bowl under cool running water.  Remove tails from shrimp.  On medium heat in a large saute pan, heat cans of tomatoe sauce and no salt added tomato sauce.  Add shrimp and taco seasoning mix.  Bring to a boil (medium-high); reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for about 6 minutes or until shrimp and sauce is heated, stirring occasionally.
  2. Meanwhile, heat black beans in a small pot on medium low heat for about 8 minutes or until warm. Thinly slice lettuce, chop green onion, and cut avocado into bite-sized pieces.  Put prepared toppings, sour cream, and salsa in serving bowls.
  3. Heat tostadas in preheated oven until warm, about 5 minutes.  Assemble tostadas with desired toppings (i.e. tostada with black beans, salsa, sour cream, lettuce, shrimp and sauce, green onions, and avocado).  Serves: 5.  Enjoy!

A flavorful and fun meal to serve.  Crunchy shell, saucy shrimp, and fun toppings.

  • Nutrition note:  Taco night doesn’t have to be laden with trans fats.  Many brand-name taco seasoning mixes and shells contain trans fats.  Read the ingredients section of label for words like “partially hydrogenated” or “hydrogenated” oils.  I found the Publix taco seasoning mix and Mission tostadas to be trans-fat free.
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