This recipe for Garlic Shrimp and Spinach Tostada was one of the first meals my husband made me when we were dating. He called it a Popeye Tostada, I called it delicious! Loaded with fantastic flavours piled on top of a crunchy tostada.
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- ½ a medium onion
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 3 cups fresh spinach
- 1 cup cooked shrimp
- Place olive oil in pan and sauté garlic and onion until slightly browned.
- Add shrimp, cook together for 2-3 minutes on medium heat.
- Add spinach and cook until wilted.
- Arrange on top of tostadas and serve with salsa, crumbled feta or sliced jalapeños.
Can can top these tostadas with just about anything. Finely grated cheese, feta, salsa, beans – really anything you would like to combine with the savoury garlic shrimp. I love mine with grated old cheddar and some sliced jalapeño – perfect combination of flavours with a bit of spice.
What is a tostada? The actual word tostada means “toasted” so it can mean a variety of different things in Latin America. For me, and for these recipes I am referring to a hard tortilla – my favourite brand are Charras and are available at more grocery stores and WalMart.
What is your favourite tostada recipe?