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Shrimp Cocktail Tostadas

  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 30 min
  • Servings 4

Smash together two favorites, shrimp cocktail and tostadas, for a satisfying meal that can be on the table in a flash. MORE + LESS -

Cindy Rahe Cindy Rahe
May 7, 2015

Ingredients

12
uncooked large shrimp
1
lemon (or lime), halved
1
teaspoon grated lemon (or lime) peel
2
tablespoons canola oil
1/2
teaspoon ground cumin
1/2
teaspoon garlic powder
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
1/4
cup plus 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
1/4
cup chopped red onion
1/4
cup cocktail sauce
1/4
cup salsa
4
tostada shells
Queso fresco, avocado, lemon or lime wedges, if desired

Steps

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  • 1
    Place shrimp in resealable food-storage plastic bag, and squeeze the juice of half the lemon into the bag. Add lemon peel, canola oil, cumin, garlic powder, salt, pepper and 1 tablespoon of the cilantro. Seal bag, and gently coat shrimp. Place bag on plate in refrigerator to marinate, at least 10 minutes but no longer than 20.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, heat grill to medium-high. While shrimp marinates and grill heats, mix remaining 1/4 cup cilantro and onion in small bowl. In another small bowl, mix cocktail sauce, salsa and juice of remaining lemon. Add half of the cilantro mixture to the cocktail sauce mixture. Set aside.
  • 3
    Place shrimp on grill. Cover and cook about 2 minutes on each side or until just done and shrimp has turned pink and opaque throughout. Remove shrimp to a bowl until cool enough to handle. If there are tails on the shrimp, remove them, and chop the shrimp into bite-size pieces. Add chopped shrimp to cocktail sauce mixture, and stir to coat. Spoon onto tostada shells, and top with remaining cilantro mixture and whatever garnishes you like.

Expert Tips

  • I use a perforated pan on my grill to ensure the shrimp don’t fall through the grates. They are super easy to find at any hardware store, but if you don’t have one, you can skewer the shrimp together using metal or bamboo skewers. If you use bamboo skewers, soak them in water for at least 1 hour before grilling.
  • This recipe is delicious and simple with the grilled shrimp, but you can make this even simpler by using precooked, chilled shrimp. Just add the cooked and chilled shrimp directly to the cocktail sauce mixture, and skip the marinating/grilling steps.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
180
Calories from Fat
90
% Daily Value
Total Fat
10g
15%
Saturated Fat
2g
9%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
35mg
11%
Sodium
530mg
22%
Potassium
220mg
6%
Total Carbohydrate
17g
6%
Dietary Fiber
2g
8%
Sugars
5g
Protein
6g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%
6%
Vitamin C
8%
8%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
6%
6%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 1 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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