Masala Shrimp Tostada

Masala Shrimp Tostada

This healthy-ish Mexican staple is so easy to make and with summer around the corner, shrimp is an excellent fresh option to mix up the work week routine without sacrificing too much time! We incorporated 4 blends of Indian spices to experiment and this version was the winner without a doubt. Enjoy our free Masala Shrimp Tostada recipe below! Be sure to check out Amazon links to shop for spices below in the case you cannot find it at a local grocery store.

Prep time: 1 hour (including marination)
Cooking time: 20-30 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Items with asterisk* can be purchased below at the bottom of this post.

Ingredients:

½ lb of medium shrimp
Tostada shells* (Our favorite brand linked below)
1 Can Refried Beans (Opt for Black Beans for a healthier version)

Marinade:

½ c olive oil
1 tsp turmeric powder
2 tbsp dried fenugreek leaves*
1 tsp red chili powder
2 tsp cumin
2 tsp coriander
2 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp ginger powder
1 tsp garam masala*
1 tsp salt
½ tsp black pepper

Toppings:
Lettuce
Tomatoes
Cilantro
Red Onion
Cotija Cheese
Hot Sauce* (We love to drizzle Trader Joe’s Habanero Hot Sauce, beware it brings the HEAT. Shop link below.)
Salsa*
½ a Lemon squeezed

Instructions:

Begin by rinsing and deveining shrimp in a large bowl. Watch a tutorial on how to devein here: https://youtu.be/bMLRMFWmSdI

In a separate bowl, whisk together marinade spices in oil and cover shrimp evenly. Cover and marinate for 1 hour in the refrigerator. While marinating, begin chopping preferable amounts of ingredients for toppings and heat refried beans on medium heat for 10 minutes.

Sautee the shrimp in a large skillet over medium heat for 2-3 minutes on each side (longer if large shrimp) or until shrimp turns pink and curly. (Rule of thumb: If the tail is O-shaped, then you have overcooked. C-shaped means it is cooked!) Once the shrimp are ready, drizzle them with squeezed juice of lemon. Retrieve tostada shells and spread a thick layer of refried beans. Top with lettuce, onions, cilantro, tomatoes, cotija cheese, and cooked shrimp. Add salsa and/or hot sauce for added flavor and spice. Now, time to dig in!

We hope you enjoy this rendition of the traditional Mexican dish,

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