Mexican Shrimp Tostadas (Tostadas de Camaron)

Juliann Esquivel


These tostadas are so crispy and good. They are made with chipotle grilled shrimp and spicy citrusy cole slaw with just a hint of heat. The shrimp are grilled only for a a few minutes (four minutes)so they are plump and juicy. We can never get enough of these. They are delicious. Enjoy

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40 Min
5 Min
Stove Top


1 c
canola oil or vegetable oil
4/6 medium
corn tortillas, about two per person
24 large
jumbo shrimp shelled, cleaned, and deveined about a pond and a half
1 tsp
dried chipotle chile powder
3 c
shredded cabbage or coleslaw mix
2 large
scallions, thinly sliced
1 medium
red onion sliced thin
2 c
shredded red cabbage
3 large
radishes, sliced very thin
1 large
tomato, seeded and cut into 1/4 inch dice
1/2 c
sour cream
1/4 c
cilantro leaves, chopped
1 large
ripe avacado, thinly sliced
6 large
limes. (4 squeezed lime juice set aside) one cut in wedges for serving and one to squeeze over the shrimp
1/4 c
olive oil
3 Tbsp
2 Tbsp
balsamic vinegar
1/4 tsp
cayanne pepper
1/2 tsp
each of salt & ground black pepper or to suit your taste.
1/2 tsp
each of garlic powder, cumin powder, ground oregano, all in a small shaker to season shrimp


1In a medium deep skillet heat cup of canola oil until hot. Fry one tortilla at a time over moderately high heat until golden on both sides aboiut 2 minutes per tortilla. remove to a paper towel lined pan. Sprinkle with a little salt while they are hot. Set oven at lowest setting and put pan in the oven just to keep tortillas warm.
2Have a grill pan ready to pre heat, but do not heat yet. In a large bowl squeeze the juice of one lime over the shrimp. Use one tabelspoon of the olive oil to sprinkle over the shrimp. Next sprinkle the chipotle powder, and shaker of seasonings garlic, cumin,& oregano over the shrimp. Next season with a little salt and black pepper. Toss the shrimp gently so they season well. Set seasoned shrimp aside to meld a little.
3In a large bowl toss the red and white cabbage or slaw mix with the scallions, red onion, radishes, tomatos, Next in a large measuring cup add sour cream, lime juice, honey, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, salt, pepper, cayanne pepper, and a little more chipotle powder about 1/4 tsp. Mix all very well. Pour over the shredded cabbage and mix real real good. Taste to see if seasonings are right. You might want a little sweeter add a little more honey.
4Now heat the grill pan, add a tabelspoon or two of olive oil and grill shrimp over moderate high heat, turning once, until they are pink and cooked through about 4 minutes total cooking time.
5Take out your warm tortilla tostadas set on a plate top with cabbage slaw, chipotle shrimp, avacado slice, and serve with a lime wedge. Pass the salsa. I usually serve with a tomatillo salsa or red salsa. Enjoy

About Mexican Shrimp Tostadas (Tostadas de Camaron)

Course/Dish: Seafood Appetizers, Seafood
Main Ingredient: Seafood
Regional Style: Mexican
Other Tag: Quick & Easy