mexican crab tostadas (tostadas de jaiba)

★★★★★ 8
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By Trina Alaniz
from Visalia, CA

This jaiba 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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Yum... love the addition of the mayo! The creamy crab and crunchy tostadas combine for a heckuva meal.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 8
serves 4 to 5
prep time 30 Min
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For mexican crab tostadas (tostadas de jaiba)

  • 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 lg
    avocado, slilced in wedges
  • tabasco sauce or homemade salsa
  • catsup

How To Make mexican crab tostadas (tostadas de jaiba)

  • 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.
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