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Shrimp and California Avocado Tostadas


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  • 4 small corn tortillas
  • 1/2 cup grape seed oil
  • 3 California Avocado
  • 3 tbsp chopped chives
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 cup refried beans
  • 4 ears of corn, grilled and kernels removed
  • 1/2 lb medium sized shrimp, peeled and de-veined
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste



Step 1

In a skillet, heat the grapeseed oil over medium high heat until almost smoking. Add the toritllas into the oil, one at a time, and fry on each side for about 1-2 minutes until golden brown and crispy. Remove with tongs and set aside to dry on a paper towel. Repeat process with other corn tortillas.
In a small bowl, place the avocado and chives and lime juice. Mash with a fork, season with salt and pepper and set aside.
Toss the shrimp with the cayenne and garlic powder as well as salt and pepper. Saute in a medium skillet with 2 tbsp of grapeseed oil for 2-3 minutes on each side until pink and cooked.
Spread the 1/4 cup of refried beans on top of each tortilla.
Sprinkle on the charred corn
Spread a layer of the mashed avocado chive mixture on top.
Top the mashed avocado with the red bell pepper
Finish with a few shrimp.
Season with salt and pepper if needed.


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