I loved that broiled shrimp so much that I thought I’d use the technique for my quesadillas tonight. Super yummy! Will definitely make these again. I used whole wheat tortillas, cheddar cheese, and added some black beans too. Fix with your favorite ingredients and toppings. These were pretty spicy so I just served with some sour cream and salsa (I would have had avocados too but they looked terrible at the store today).
I had to revisit a few recipes today. Chicken tostadas just sounded terrific and I figured I should test some of my posts just to make sure everything was as delicious as when I first made them. I couldn’t have been happier with the results. Perfectly seasoned, very spicy, full of flavor …. just the way I like it!
I then prepared the Salsa Fresco. I did only use 1 half of the jalapeno as it was very large and I added a little extra tomato but the chunks were larger so ounce for ounce it was likely about the same.
I haven’t posted my guacamole recipe; perhaps I shall do that tomorrow but here is a picture just to get the mouth-watering!
After all the prep work is done it’s time to cook the chicken. I used 2 chicken breast which I thinly sliced. Before cooking I tossed with the taco seasoning.
In a hot skillet with about 1 Tbs olive oil sauté the chicken for about 4 – 5 minutes until cooked through. Squeeze about 1/2 a lime during the last minute of cooking.
Set aside and prepare corn shells for the tostadas. I like to fry mine for about 1 minute, sprinkle with salt, and bake for 4 – 5 minutes in a 350 degree oven until nice and crispy. Build your tostadas as desired.
I mentioned yesterday I would be making tacos today. I just wanted to share my seasoning recipe. This is a spicy version and I like to add salsa or tomato juice to add even more flavor. I used ground beef but if you prefer chicken or pork just adjust to your tastes.
1 Tbs cumin seed
1/2 tsp coarse sea salt
1 tsp mexican oregano
1 tsp crushed red pepper
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp granulated garlic
1/2 tsp cayenne
In mortar mix together all ingredients; make sure cumin seeds have been slightly crushed.
Add to 1 pound cooked ground beef. Add 1/4 cup water and 1/4 cup salsa or tomato juice. Stir in beans and any other desired ingredients. I used the beans and olives leftover from the layered dip I made yesterday. Corn relish or jalapeno would make a nice addition too. Add additional salt and pepper if desired; I did add a little more salt to mine.