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BBQ Shrimp Tostadas

  • Author: Nicole Nared-Washington
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


This BBQ shrimp tostada recipe is simple and crave-worthy. It’s flavorful, inexpensive, and can be made quickly.


  • 4 Corn Tortillas
  • 16 large Raw Shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 tbsp. BBQ Seasonings
  • 2 tbsp. Olive oil
  • 1/2 c. mayo
  • 1 1/2 tsp. Light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. Chipotle chili powder
  • 1/2 ts. Garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. Smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. Lime juice
  • 1/2 c. pico de gallo
  • 1/3 c. pineapple diced
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. Fresh cilantro, finely chopped
  • 1 c. sweet corn
  • Optional Garnishes: Sliced avocado, salsa, sour cream, shredded lettuce, fresh cilantro, black beans, or cotija cheese



  1. In a medium bowl, add the mayo, brown sugar, chili powder, garlic powder, smoked paprika, salt, and lime juice, and mix until combined. Place covered in the refrigerator.
  2. Add the pico de gallo, chopped pineapple, and chopped cilantro to a bowl and toss. Set aside. 
  3. Preheat the oven to 375 Degrees. Cover a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Place 4 corn tortillas on top of the baking sheet. Spray the tortillas on each side with a little cooking spray and sprinkle with a little salt. Place in the oven for 5-7 minutes or until crisp. Remove from the oven and set aside. 
  4. Place the shrimp on a plate or chopping block and pat dry with paper towels. In a small bowl, add the shrimp and toss in the BBQ Seasoning and a pinch of salt. 
  5. In a large skillet, turn to medium-high heat. Add the olive oil to the skillet. Place the shrimp in the skillet and cook on both sides for 3 minutes and pink. Remove the shrimp and place them aside.
  6. Use the same skillet and cook the sweet corn in the spices and oil that was used for the shrimp. Cook for 5 minutes and set aside. 
  7. Begin layering the tostadas with a dollop of the mayo mixture, top with four large shrimp on each tostada, a spoonful of pico, and sweet corn. Garnish with fresh cilantro and sour cream.
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Cook
  • Cuisine: Mexican

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