How to make modern Mexican shrimp tostadas

Crunchy, zesty, fresh and lively, this modern shrimp starter has it all!

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Shrimp and watermelon tostadas recipe Photo by Roberto Caruso
Shrimp and watermelon tostadas recipe
Photo by Roberto Caruso

To celebrate our 85th Anniversary, our kitchen hit the archives for a taste of the headline-making trends from the past 85 years. Inspired, we whipped, flipped and remixed our faves.

For this Then and Now remake, we turned a melon and shrimp cocktail from the 1970s into a crunchy, zesty, fresh and lively dish. This modern shrimp starter has it all!

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Melon and shrimp cocktail

Melon and shrimp cocktail
Melon and shrimp cocktail

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Shrimp and watermelon tostadas

Shrimp and watermelon tostadas recipePhoto by Roberto Caruso
Shrimp and watermelon tostadas recipePhoto by Roberto Caruso

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ingredients

  • 300 g raw shrimp, peeled
  • 2 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 1/2 tsp sriracha sauce
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp red-hot-chili flakes
  • 2 cups diced seedless watermelon
  • 1/2 avocado, diced
  • 1/2 yellow pepper, diced
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 12 corn tostadas

Instructions

  • BOIL a medium pot of water. Add shrimp and cook until pink and firm, about 2 min. Drain and rinse with cold running water. Pat dry, then set aside.
  • STIR mayo with sriracha in a small bowl. Stir lime juice with salt and chili flakes in a large bowl. Stir in shrimp, watermelon, avocado, pepper, onion and cilantro.
  • TOP tostadas with shrimp mixture. Drizzle with spicy mayo and serve immediately.