Friday, March 27, 2009

Steph's Shrimp Tostadas & Homemade Corn Chips

Another Not So Fat Friday.......

The other night I wanted something very healthy but satisfying, something that made me feel like I was being bad. I was solo so shrimp was going to be the star of my meal. I wanted to use whatever I had in the house so it was a fun little challenge. The result ~ I was very happy with how these turned out & will be making them again while trying out minor variations.

I needed no sour cream or shredded cheese. Just the healthy fat in the avocado was enough to hit this home for me!!!


About 10-12 shrimp uncooked, peeled & deveined
Fajita seasoning
Corn tortillas
Sea salt
Garlic powder
Chili powder
1/2 small red onion, sliced
3 tblsp Chipotle Bean Dip with Roasted Garlic
1/4 Avocado, diced
Hot sauce (optional)

Toss shrimp with Fajita seasoning. Set aside.

Pre-heat oven to 375. Place two corn tortillas on a baking sheet. Brush both with water. Sprinkle some sea salt, garlic powder, chili powder & cilantro on each. Bake for 12-15 minutes until crispy. Feel them at this point. If they need to be a bit crispier & browned put them 6 inches from your broiler for about 1 minute. Watch carefully. Set aside.

When the tortillas have a few minutes left to go, heat a pan on medium high heat sprayed with cooking spray. Saute red onion for a few minutes. Add shrimp & cook until opaque, about 3 minutes. Place shrimp & onion in a bowl.

To assemble tostadas, spread 1/2 bean dip on each tostada. Top with about 5 shrimp with onions as well as the diced avocado. Pour a little hot sauce over each, if desired.

{My Thoughts}

If you don't have fajita seasoning, no big. Just sprinkle the shrimp with some garlic powder, chili powder, cumin & cayenne pepper. I had the Chipotle Bean Dip in the house but I think I would rather a regular bean dip, as long as it has hardly any fat & it's not high in sodium. I am a big fan of Eat Smart's Tres Bean Dip which I will try next time.

As for corn tortillas, read your labels. One package had them at 60 calories each. Another was only 25!!!!! And while I love flour tortillas, corn is much better for you.

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Also, as a little added bonus today, I have to share with you my latest guiltless indulgence. Chips are my weakness so I needed to do something that would help me in a time of need. 

Take 4 corn tortillas & cut them in quarters. Place on baking sheet. Brush with lime juice instead of water. If you don't like lime in your chips, just use water. Sprinkle with sea salt, garlic powder & chili powder. Bake at 375 for 12-15 minutes, throwing them under the broiler for about 1 minute for extra crispiness. Let cool for a few minutes. Dip into bean dip, salsa verde or regular salsa for a guiltless snack.

What I really love about these is that I only make 4 at a time so I can't just stick my hand back in a bag to get a few hundred more calories. Hey, I know my weaknesses!!!!!

Have a great weekend everyone! I can't wait to play catch up & come visit you!!!


Briony said...

wow i am always impressed when i come here...and i always leave hungry :)

Erin, Nick and Merrick said...

MMMMM the shrimp looks great! I have made my own blackbean dip before- super easy!

Netts Nook said...

Steph I love your blog I just left you an award on my blog come and get it.

sassy stephanie said...

I am so making this. I love everything in it. And I love love love lime. I buy the TrueLime crystalized lime and shake it on popcorn. MMMMMMMMMmmmmmm.

Tam said...

I have been MIA lately! Hope all is well! This looks so so good!

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Sara said...

What a great looking meal, I love shrimp! I've never made my own chips before, I think I need to try that.

starnes family said...

What a great recipe for the weekend. Fun and delicious!

Anonymous said...

That looks so good!! You wouldn't want to see the crap I come up for my solo lunches.. LOL nothing I can think of ever looks as good as yours.

Michelle said...

I'll eat just about anything with a mexican flare. :)

Michelle said...

I'll eat just about anything with a mexican flare. :)

Rachael said...

i am all about those chips, what a great idea!

Nazarina A said...

Your little soiree looks delicious. I love those little me moments as well.Mexican is a very good thing!

Reeni♥ said...

Your tostadas look so yummy. And the chips, too. I'm going to make some later for a snack. Yummy!!

Ronda said...

Now, thats what I'm talkin' about!

Coco said...

Oh yum. I love shrimp, black bean dip, avocado, and corn torts. Can't go wrong with this recipe.

And who doesn't love lime on their chips. Deliciouso!!!

Have a great weekend!

Brenda said...

Those shrimp tostadas look really good! And so do the chips.

Jen said...

Good Stuff I tell ya, good stuff.

Anonymous said...

Hi, your blog!

I never have commented but I just tried something similiar.

I brushed a little olive oil on the corn tortilla then spread minced garlic (jar kind) on that. I layered baby spinach, sliced grape tomatoes. green onions and 4 raw shrimp cut in half. I just seasoned the shrimp with pepper and powdered garlic but your spices sound better! Sprinkled with low fat mozzarella cheese over everythng and baked for about 10-15 minutes until spinch wilted and shrimp was cooked.

It was really good.

I;ve tried a lot of your recipes and they are great!


Debbie said...

Midnight munchies are calling to me!

Briony said...

i did take them...on my last trip to VA last february. you can count on me coming back...i love seeing what new things you cook up :)

Veggie Mom said...

It's a dreary, dark rainy day over here today...think I'm headed to the store and will try something new for basketball-watching tonite. Thanks for the idea!

The Blonde Duck said...

I love tostadas. And those corn chips are just divine!

Mommy Mac said...

Sister, I just had to come and leave you a comment THIS second when I got your comment to my Nasty, nasty girl...


GENIUS, I say!!

Never thought of that one.

Will be borrowing that idea!

Shrimp all dolled up and you are lone ranger?

You are a chef.

If it were me:

grapefruit with salt
black beans fresh out the can
peaches and cottage cheese

Any of the above would be my din-din.

Can I just say one more time....Oh yeah, I'm gonna like trying your recipes!!!

.mac :)

Angela said...

Yum Steph! These look very tasty, and I love the avocado. And EXCELLENT idea for controlling chip cravings!

Maria said...

I am always up for Mexican. Great dinner idea! And I love making my own chips too!

Selba said...

Wow.. what a wonderful dish!

Fresh Mommy said...

Wow.. I'm impressed.... again! Even more impressed by the fact that you cooked for yourself when you were alone! I usually just grab something super easy when I'm by myself.


Pam said...

Now that's my kind of looks great!

KDLOST said...


hope you had a happy weekend!

Alyce said...

hi..coming to your blog by way of Tam..I like what I see so far. I'll be back..I'm a foodie too ;-)

Cheffie-Mom said...

My mouth is watering. YUM! I love coming to your blog!

Tiaras & Tantrums said...

okay now my mouth is watering now - this would have to be a treat for myself - my hubs hates black beans and avos - perhaps the only two things he really does not eat!

ModernMom said...

Okay..have to find out where I can get some corn tortillas up here!

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