21 April 2010

en la cocina: shrimp tostados

{Joy of Cooking}

let me preface this by saying: these. are. SO. good.
my hubs was shoveling them in his mouth so vigorously i thought i might have to administer an anti-choking manuever.

also, we didn't necessarily eat them like tostadas...more like tortillas. there's something about rolling food up in a blanket that makes it that much better.
eww. not really a blanket. that would be fuzzy and terrible. you know what i mean...

whisk together in a large bowl:
1/4 C veggie oil
2 tbsp fresh lime juice
2 tbsp minced, fresh cilantro
1 tsp ground cumin
salt to taste
hot red pepper sauce to taste

1 lb. shrimp, cooked, shelled, deveined
1 cup corn kernels
4 oz. montery jack cheese, shredded
1 ripe avocado, peeled and coarsely chopped
2 plum tomatoes, chopped
1/2 med red onion, minced
salt to taste
hot red pepper sauce to taste

refrigerate until ready to serve.
we served ours with homemade corn tortillas.
in this case, you only need to buy a bag of masa.
but you can just as easily buy corn tortillas at the grocery.

happy eating.
truly...they will make you happy.

and, i'd love to know if you make them and what your own thoughts are!!

1 comment:

LHD said...

Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe from the Joy of Cooking. You were right - it was delicious! I made it for myself and my husband for Cinco de Mayo! I love your blog. It is so inspirational.

P.S. We are sisters. Pi love. :)