Margarita Shrimp Tostadas

Cooked shrimp pseudo “ceviche” with orange, cucumber and avocado on a crunchy corn tostada.
Margarita Shrimp Tostadas

Margarita Shrimp Tostadas

By Sue Lau

I love a good ceviche, so I wanted to blog that today (I made this earlier in the month closer to Cinco). But I chose to make it with cooked shrimp,  so while not *technically* a ceviche, this would be called a shrimp salsa.

But at any rate, if you had gotten the raw shrimp marinating in an acidic enough mixture, this would be quite similar to how that is served at many of our local taquerias, except this one has the cooked shrimp, so for those who are shy of raw seafood, you get all the flavor and none of the worry.

Margarita Shrimp Tostadas

I call it Margarita because of the trinity of tequila, lime and orange. Margaritas usually made with Cointreau and not orange, but we aren’t making the actual drink here, just being inspired by it.

Not feeling well today and this is very late going up, so the write-up will be short. Hopefully  I will be feeling a bit better tomorrow.


Margarita Shrimp Tostadas

Margarita Shrimp Tostadas

  • Servings: 2-3
  • Difficulty: easy
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Margarita Shrimp Tostadas

  • 1-1/2 pounds peeled cooked shrimp
  • 3 tablespoons tequila
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 scallion, chopped
  • 1/2 fresh jalapeno, seeds removed and minced
  • 1 cup chopped seedless  orange sections
  • 1/2 cup cucumber, peeled, seeded and chopped
  • pinch each of salt and black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
  • 5-6 toasted corn tostadas
  • 1/2 avocado, sliced
  • 1 fresh jalapeno, sliced
  • 1/2 cup sliced cherry tomatoes
  • handful  cilantro leaves
  • 1/2-3/4 cup salsa verde
  • 1 fresh  lime, cut into wedges


  1. Stir together the tequila, lime juice, orange juice, scallion and jalapeno.
  2. Add the shrimp,  oranges and cucumbers.
  3. Season to taste with  salt and black pepper, and  stir in chopped cilatro; allow to marinate for one hour.
  4. Serve hot toasted tostadas topped with drained shrimp  mixture, along with avocado, sliced jalapeno, cherry tomatoes, cilantro leaves, salsa verde and a lime wedge.

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Margarita Shrimp Tostadas

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