Trina Alaniz Recipe

Mexican Crab Tostadas (Tostadas de Jaiba)

By Trina Alaniz bagma


Rating:
Serves:
4 to 5
Prep Time:
Method:
No-Cook or Other
Comments:

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.

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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 Step-By-Step

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.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Seafood
Regional Style: Mexican
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy
Hashtags: #crab, #tostados, #mexican

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39 Comments

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JOYCE Kay JOYCEK102
Mar 31, 2014
Trina, i will be looking forward to more of your delicious recipes!!
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JOYCE Kay JOYCEK102
Mar 31, 2014
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
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Trina Alaniz bagma
Mar 30, 2014
Thank you Joyce, Joline, and Jo Anne, I am so happy you like this recipe, I too love it, it is fast, easy and delicious. I have gotten lazy and have not posted other authentic recipes that I have. I will try to submit some this summer. I hope you will try them too. Blessings.
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Jo Anne Nicholson Nananick
Feb 20, 2014
Reading this recipe make me think of ceviche. Going ti a cook out this weekend and I think I will make the ceviche, I myself would rather the tostadas, but will bend and please the group. Your dish sounds muy bueno though.