Mexican Crab Tostadas (Tostadas de Jaiba)

Trina Alaniz Recipe

By Trina Alaniz bagma

This recipe was given to me by my niece, who immigrated to the U.S from a state in Mexico called Michocan. She is a fabulous cook and has shared many of her Mexican recipes with me. I am sharing this recipe with my friends from JAP who love Mexican food. This is a simple, refreshing and authentic Mexican delicious dish. I know you will just love this when you try it. I really like it during warm weather, especially with an ice cold Corona beer rimmed with salt and lemon. Yum, I bet you wont resist eating just one. Enjoy.
THE SECRET TO THESE TOSTADAS IS THE MAYONNAISE. SEE BELOW.


Recipe Rating:
 7 Ratings
Serves:
4 to 5
Prep Time:
Cooking Method:
No-Cook or Other

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
Yum... love the addition of the mayo! The creamy crab and crunchy tostadas combine for a heckuva meal.

Ingredients

16 oz
crabmeat, shredded
1 pkg
14oz tostadas
3/4 c
finely diced onions
3/4 c
finely diced fresh tomatoes
3/4 c
finely diced cilantro
5
romaine lettuce leaves, finely shredded
1 or 2
chili serrano, deveined and deseeded, finely diced for spiceness (optional)
1 c
mccormick mayonnaise/ mayonasa
1 tsp
koser salt
1/2 tsp
black pepper
1 large
avocado, slilced in wedges
tabasco sauce or homemade salsa
catsup

Directions

1
In a medium bowl, place the crabmeat, onions, tomatoes, cilantro, lettuce. chili serranos (optional) and toss.
2
Add salt, and pepper, and toss.
3
Add Mayonnaise and fold into the above.

THE SECRET TO THE THESE TOSTADAS IS THE BRAND OF "McCORMICK" MAYONNAISE/(MAYONASA MEANS MAYONNAISE). THIS IS THE MEXICAN VERSION. THIS MAYONNAISE IS FLAVORED WITH LEMON AND LIME JUICES. THIS MAYONNAISE CAN USUALLY BE FOUND IN HISPANIC MARKETS. I HAVE TRIED USING OTHER BRANDS, AND THE FLAVOR IS NOT THERE AT ALL. MAKE SURE YOU USE "McCORMICKS' BRAND. THIS IS WHAT GIVES IT A BANG.
4
Place 1 to 2 tablespoons of mixture on top of a tostada, top with 2 wedges of avocado.

The tostadas can be additionally topped with chili Tapatio, or your own home made salsa. you can also add a few dribbles of catchup. These can be combined or separate, according to your taste.
  • Comments

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    Bonnie D. Utahn - Mar 25, 2012
    OH, how wonderful! You captured my heart and tummy with crab in a tostado! I must try this! Thanks for sharing!
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    Bonnie D. Utahn - Mar 25, 2012
    ...Trina, I make the best margaritas! I can't wait to have this crab tostado with a margarita!

    THE ULTIMATE MARGARITA
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    Trina Alaniz bagma - Mar 25, 2012
    You are welcomed dear Bonnie, and yes they will taste wonderful with a Margarita, you can also substitute shrimp just dice them into small pcs and they are just as good, But I suggest you first try the crab and then if you really like it, which I know you will, try them the next time with shrimp. Let me know how you like them. Blessings.
  • user
    Bonnie D. Utahn - Mar 25, 2012
    I sure will, Trina, and shrimp sounds great, too!
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    Brandi Kirkpatrick IdGirl25 - Mar 25, 2012
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