Chipotle Shrimp Tostadas

Total Time
Prep 25 mins
Cook 15 mins

Fast, Healthy, & Staff Favorite! To create this Southwestern-inspired dish Melissa Rubel, from F&W Magazine, tosses shrimp wth chipotle chile powder (made from dried, smoked jalapenos) grills them, then layers them on top of crunchy fried corn tortillas and crisp citrusy slaw.Recipe by Melissa Rubel, from Pairing of the Day: September 2008, How to Cook with Spices.Serve with a Berry-scented Rose:2007 S.C. Pannell Grenache Rose.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a medium, deep skillet, heat 1/4 inch of vegetable oil until hot.
  2. Fry one tortilla at a time over moderately high heat until lightly golden on both sides, about 2 minutes.
  3. Drain on paper towels and sprinkle with salt(while they are still hot!)
  4. Preheat a grill pan.
  5. In a medium bowl, toss the shrimp with the 1 teaspoon of vegetable oil and the chipotle chile powder; season the shrimp with salt.
  6. Grill the shrimp over moderately high heat, turning once, until they are browned in spots and cooked through, about 4 minutes.
  7. In a medium bowl, toss the cabbage with the tomato, scallions, sour cream and lime juice and season with salt.
  8. Set the tortillas on plates and top with the cabbage slaw, chipotle shrimp, avocado, radishes and cilantro.
  9. Serve with lime wedges.
Most Helpful

Amazing taste! I couldn't find the chipotle seasoning at my grocer, so bought a dollar can of chipotles in sauce, and just used a tbsp (hot!) of the sauce for marinade. Omitted the oil. Used store bought tostadas and this was just outstanding. The slaw with sour cream really helps with the heat from the shrimp. This will be added to our rotation for sure!!

speedgrl April 06, 2011

Delicious! I made one serving and it was easy to downsize it. I loved the tang of the lime in this. Not sure about the radish but it was OK. This is one of those dishes that isn't easy to eat. That must be the reason I never order tostadas in the restaurant. I use the coleslaw mix and instead of the oil I fried in cooking spray. The chipotle powder gave the shrimp and nice touch of flavor and heat. Thanks for posting. Made for "Top Favorites of 2009: tag game. :)

teresas February 13, 2010

5/5/09 - This recipe made it into my book#266453. I made this when I saw it in the magazine. This is absolutely fantastic and pretty easy to make!!

LifeIsGood December 31, 2009