Grilled Shrimp Tostadas

What’s my inspiration:
I was looking for something fresh & light that I could make almost completly on the grill.  During the summer months, I want nothing to do with a 400 degree oven ruining my nice, cool house.  I found this recipe on the Kraft Foods website so thought I would give it a whirl.  I tweaked it just enough to make it a little quicker. Anytime I can cut out a few steps in the process, I’m in.  At first glance, I wasn’t sure how filling it would be, but it had just enough substance to it.  The recipe was really delishous and it will be a new standby for us!


  •  Serve it with instant mexican rice and Fresca Margarita’s and you will be good to go!
  • You don’t need to hurry though this so everything is hot.  The tostada is just as good with the toppings warm or even room temperature.

What you need:

  • 2 poblano chiles – sliced open, stem, seeds and veins removed
  • 3 ears corn on the cob –  husks and silks removed
  • 1-1/2 lb. uncooked large shrimp – peeled and  deveined
  • 1/2 cup Zesty Italian Dressing –  divided in 1/2
  • 1 fully ripe avocado –  halved, peeled and pitted
  • 8 tostada shells (6 inch)
  • 1 cup Shredded Low-Moisture Part-Skim Mozzarella Cheese

What you do:

  • Marinate shrimp for 10-15 minutes in 1/4 cup of Zesty Italian dressing
  • Blend remaining 1/4 cup dressing and avocados until smooth (use a fork by hand or you can use a food processor). Set aside.
  • Heat grill to medium-high heat
  • Place chiles and corn on grill
  • Grill chiles 10 min. or until blackened, turning occasionally; transfer to bowl. Cover with plastic wrap.
  • Grill corn an additional 5 to 10 min. or until tender, turning occasionally; remove from grill.
  • Thread shrimp onto skewers; grill 4 min. or until shrimp turn pink.
  • Remove peels from chiles and cut into strips.
  • Remove corn from cobs.
  • Combine chiles, corn and shrimp.
  • Place tostada shells on grill; top with cheese. Grill 2 min. or until cheese is melted. Remove from grill.
  • Top with shrimp mixture and avocado mixture. ENJOY!!

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