Shrimp Tostadas Topped with Chipotle, Tomato & Cinnamon Salsa
A healthy shrimp tostada recipe that is topped with a spicy and smokey chipotle pepper salsa.
Recipe type: Main, Snack
Cuisine: Mexican
Chipotle, Tomato & Cinnamon Salsa:
  • 1 small can of chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  • 2 medium roma tomatoes, charred
  • half of one extra small onion, charred
  • 2 garlic cloves, charred
  • ¼ tsp of ground cinnamon
  • large pinch of fine sea salt
  • large handful of cilantro leaves
Shrimp Tostadas with Verdolagas:
  • Mexican tostadas
  • 500 gm of shrimp, peeled and cleaned (if use large shrimp then cut up to make biting into easier)
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • large handful of verdolaga or purslane leaves
  • large pinch of fine sea salt
  • 1-2 tbsp olive oil
  • freshly chopped cilantro, to top
Salsa Instructions:
  1. Heat a griddle or large frying pan. Once hot place the tomatoes, onion and garlic onto it. Allow all three to char on all sides until they become soft. The garlic and onion will likely be ready before the tomatoes, keep an eye on them so as not to burn. Once charred set aside to cool until you can handle them. Peel off the charred bits and skin from the tomato, scrape the charred sections of the onion and garlic. Then place them along with all other ingredients into a blender, add the cilantro last or on top of other ingredients. Blend until smooth, then set aside until ready to use.
Tostada Instructions:
  1. If you are using large shrimp, cut them into smaller pieces to make eating easier. Heat the oil and once warm sauté the garlic over low heat. Next add the shrimp, salt and verdolaga leaves and cook until shrimp are firm and pink. This should only take a few minutes. Serve on top of tostadas and dress with freshly chopped cilantro and chipotle salsa.
** Salsa Notes: The tomatoes are added to try to cool the spiciness a bit, but be warned that the salsa is still very spicy. The tomato, onion and garlic are charred to cook them and give a bit more depth to the salsa. Skipping this step isn’t a good idea because salsa might separate and will miss some of the flavours.
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