Every time I am thinking of a quick an easy meal, Tostadas is one of the first things that come to mind. A Tostada is basically a flat tortilla that has been fried and hardened until crunchy. You can buy these ready to eat in the supermarket. After that, it doesn’t need much really, you can get as creative as you want with the toppings. Tostadas can be as simply as adding refrained beans, Mexican crema and some queso fresco. And even though they sound so simple to make, they are really really good. There are and infinity of toppings that can be used for tostadas, from Salpicon, to Tinga, to seafood. And today, Seafood is exactly what we are doing.
Pico de Gallo Salsa
- 6 tomatoes chopped
- 2 jalapeño chiles seeds removed and finely chopped
- 1/2 purple onion finely chopped
- 1/4 cup white vinegar
- Juice of 1 lime
- Salt to taste
Mix all ingredients, cover with plastic wrap and let it sit for at least half hour before serving.
Tostadas de Mariscos
- 250g steamed shrimp shells removed
- 250g steamed octopus cut into chunks
- 1 avocado chopped
- 1 recipe Pico de gallo salsa
- A Tostadas packet
- Achiote Mayonnaise recipe
Mix all ingredients except the tostadas and the mayonnaise. Let the mixture sit for 30 mins for all flavours to combine. Grab one tostada, layer a spoonful of the achiote mayonnaise and top with a couple of spoonfulls of the seafood mixture. Have a big bite and enjoy summer!