MMMmmmm Food!

MMMmmmm Food!

Monday, June 27, 2011

¡Crab Tostadas! ¡Olé!

Mmmm light, crunchy and fresh!!!  The best of the flavors from Mexico!
Ah, this takes me right back to Cabo!

What you will need:

8 6-inch corn tortillas
Vegetable Oil for frying (enough so pan has 2 inches)
1 pound lump crab meat
1 tbsp olive oil
1 & 1/2 tbsp light mayonnaise
3 tbsp finely chopped red onion
jalapeño, stemmed and finely chopped
2-3 plum tomatoes
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
1 lime
1/2 cup chopped yellow bell pepper
1-2 avocados
romaine lettuce
manchego cheese
kosher salt & pepper
Heat oil in a pan that is a little larger than the corn tortillas.  Bring the oil to 375 degrees.  Gently add one tortilla at at time - give it about 2 minutes and then flip for another minute or two.  Keep and eye on it so they don't get too brown - take them out when golden brown.
As soon as you take them out of the oil, sprinkle a little kosher salt over the top.  Let them cool on some paper towels.
This is an amazing way to make your own homemade tortilla chips!  Just cut them into triangles.
Salt and cool the same way.
Cut and core the tomatoes removing the seed and juice - then chop.
Add the other chopped ingredients: yellow pepper, red onion, tomatoes and jalapeño to the crab.
Next, add the olive oil, mayo, cilantro, juice from one lime and zest from 1/2 a lime.
Lay out the crispy tostadas and place a few slices of avocado.  
Then pile a little bit of very thinly sliced romaine lettuce on the avocado!
Grate a small amount of manchego cheese on the lettuce!
The final step is to add the crab mixture, a pinch of salt and pepper - garnish with a few cilantro leaves and one of those homemade chips!  A few extra slices of lime doesn't hurt either!  
This makes a really great dinner party appetizer!!!  If you're going to be eating these - make sure you have a delicious Mexican beer to wash it all 

1 comment:

  1. Wow. These look delicious. You best be making these when you come back up to TriArts.