Shrimp Tostadas My WayPosted by in Food
In keeping with my plan for the blog, I’m going to share a recipe I made that was inspired or influenced by Martha, but not actually a Martha recipe. Last night I made shrimp tostadas.
First I cooked my shrimp in boiling water then plunged them in ice water (Martha trick). I made up a salad of romaine lettuce (4-5 leaves ripped up – here’s another trick – my lettuce was very wilted. I soaked it in ice water for a few minutes and it perked right back up), some leftover corn, a diced tomato, 2 scallions, an avocado and the shrimp. I made a dressing of olive oil, lime juice, sugar, cilantro and salt and pepper. I always like to make dressing in a little jar which I just shake to combine (Martha says to make it in the bottom of the salad bowl, but I prefer to be able to control the amount added to the salad).
I brushed the tortillas with oil and heated them in the oven (another Martha-inspired move) and then I spread some goat cheese (which I did not like before the Martha project) on them. I served them separately, so we could load our own tostadas at the table. I served it with some sour cream. I loved this. I’m a sucker for avocado and cheese no matter what. There’s enough left for one more tostada which I’ll be having for lunch today!
Please forgive the bad photo – I’m still learning with the new camera!
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This sound really really good! I make my dressing in a jar too. I find it easier to make a lot once a week so I don’t have to think about it.
My mom always did too.
This looks yummy! Did you use soft flour tortillas?
I used gorditas actually.
Sounds like you really learned a lot from this year of Martha study! I love shrimp, especially with lime juice, so I will try this. Thanks!
Bad photo? I saw it and thought, “I wish I was at Brette’s house for dinner that night.” Love the wilted lettuce trick.
It is a great trick. It has saved me a lot of money too. Half the time I can’t fit lettuce into the veg drawer and so it wilts, but now I know not to just toss it. It really does miraculously come back to life better than ever.
Lime is one of my discoveries from the year of Martha. I had never cooked with it before and now I just love it!
This looks so fantastic. I wish we had some shrimp and avocado in the house. I am going to try this one for sure.
I’m amused you now like goat cheese after your Martha year. I still haven’t made the leap — and feel as if it prevents me from being sophisticated.
I can’t even explain why I didn’t like it before. Martha had me make it once for a salad – cut in slices with herbs and breadcrumbs pressed on it then quickly cooked so it got crunchy. It was amazingly good. In this dish, the goat cheese was creamy and mild and was a nice flavor.
Yum. Yum. I agree the photo is great. And the whole meal sounds fabulous. I like to heat my tortillas on the griddle.
Ooh, these look excellent. I’ve got to share this.
Looks delish. Now my tummy is grumbling!
I knew about reviving carrots in cold water, but didn’t know you could do it with lettuce. Thanks for the great tip, I often have lettuce that gets weary before we manage to eat it all.
I never tried it with carrots! I will now though – thanks!