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These shrimp tostadas are a delicious and flavorful Mexican dish that consists of crispy tortillas topped with chipotle seasoned shrimp, fresh and pickled vegetables, and a variety of toppings.
All About The Sauce!
Shrimp tostadas are a delicious twist on taco night. Shrimp are skewered and brushed with a spicy 3-ingredient chipotle lime sauce before grilling, sealing in succulent flavor!
Chipotle en adobo sauce is a versatile and flavorful Mexican sauce made from chipotle peppers that have been dried, smoked, and then rehydrated in a tangy and spicy adobo sauce.
Flavor: Chipotle en adobo sauce has a rich, smoky, and slightly sweet flavor with a medium level of spiciness. The smokiness comes from the drying and smoking process of the chipotle peppers, while the adobo sauce adds tanginess and depth to the overall flavor profile.
Heat Level: Chipotle en adobo sauce typically has a moderate heat level. The heat can vary depending on the specific brand or homemade recipe, as some may include additional spices or peppers to increase the spiciness. The heat is balanced by the smoky and sweet flavors of the sauce.
Learn About Our Gulf Shrimp!
Wild Gulf shrimp refers to shrimp that are caught in the Gulf of Mexico, specifically from the wild rather than being farm-raised. Here at Sizzlefish our wild caught shrimp arrive in vacuum sealed portions. Portions can be conveniently thawed in the refrigerator overnight before using and they’re ready to cook. The shrimp are already peeled, deveined and tail-free making preparation a breeze.
Here are some of the many benefits of cooking with wild Gulf shrimp:
1. Flavor: Wild Gulf shrimp have a distinct and flavorful taste. The flavor can vary slightly depending on the specific species and the conditions in which they were caught. Gulf shrimp generally have a sweet and slightly briny taste with a hint of natural richness.
2. Texture: Wild Gulf shrimp have a firm and meaty texture, which makes them desirable for various cooking methods. They have a satisfying bite and hold up well when grilled, sautéed, or used in stews and soups.
3. Size and Varieties: Wild Gulf shrimp come in various sizes, ranging from small to extra-large. The size is often indicated by a count per pound, such as 16/20 (which means there are approximately 16 to 20 shrimp per pound). Common species of wild Gulf shrimp include brown, white, and pink shrimp, each with its own characteristics.
4. Sustainability: Wild Gulf shrimp are known for being sustainably harvested. The Gulf of Mexico shrimp fishery is managed under strict regulations to ensure the long-term viability of shrimp populations and to protect the marine ecosystem.
5. Versatility: Wild Gulf shrimp can be used in a wide range of dishes and cuisines. They are versatile enough to be grilled, sautéed, boiled, stir-fried, or incorporated into pasta dishes, salads, soups, and more. Their natural sweetness and firm texture make them a popular choice for seafood lovers.
3 portions Sizzlefish Wild Gulf shrimp
2 tbsp chipotle en adobo sauce
1 tbsp lime juice
1/2 tsp garlic powder
8 corn tostadas
1 cup guacamole
1/2 cup pickled red onion
1/2 cup Sour cream
1/2 cup cilantro
Preheat grill to medium-high heat.
Blot shrimp with paper towel. Place 3 shrimp on 6-inch metal or bamboo skewers. Stir together chipotle sauce, lime juice and garlic powder. Brush shrimp with half of the sauce and reserve the rest.
Grease grill grates with cooking oil and place shrimp skewers on grill. Cook for 2-3 minutes.
Turn skewers and brush with remaining sauce and 2-3 minutes longer.
Spread guacamole on tostadas and top with shrimp, pickled red onion, cilantro, and sour cream.
Serve the shrimp tostadas as an appetizer or main course. They can be enjoyed as is or with any of your favorite taco toppings such as sliced radishes, pickled onions, or crumbled queso fresco. Feel free to customize the toppings according to your preferences. Enjoy the delicious combination of flavors and textures in each bite!
Note: be sure to soak bamboo skewers in water for 10 minutes to avoid burning.
- Serving Size
- 1 Serving
- per serving
- 35 grams
- 12 grams
- 24 grams