Grilled Shrimp Tostadas

by on January 3, 2013

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Happy New Year!! And a big WELCOME to all of our new Panini Happy community members who received a panini press as a holiday gift – here’s to lots more fun grilling in 2013.

Are you in the mood for something a little on the lighter side? Yeah, me too. I’m pretty sure you’ll love these Grilled Shrimp Tostadas with Mashed Black Beans and Avocado Salsa Fresca – not only for their big fresh flavor, but also for how quickly you can pull them together. You can grill half a pound of shrimp on the panini press in about 90 seconds. That is reason alone to have panini-grilled shrimp in your regular weeknight dinner rotation, don’t you think?

Grill half a pound of shrimp in 90 seconds on the panini press!

For these tostadas I first let the shrimp bathe in a chili-lime marinade before they hit the grill. Also grilled on the panini press: the tostada shells. You just brush a little oil on regular tortillas and after a minute or so on the grill they’re toasty, crisp, and ready for toppings. Black beans mashed with garlic (I love this technique from Rick Bayless) and sprinkled with queso fresco make a flavorful base to hold the shrimp on the tostada, and an avocado salsa fresca brings a punch of bright, southwestern flavor to the dish.

Whether you’ve resolved to eat lighter in the new year or you just want to have fun trying out your panini press in a new way, enjoy these tasty tostadas!

Grilled Shrimp Tostadas with Mashed Black Beans and Avocado Salsa Fresca ...get the #recipe at www.paninihappy.com (c) Kathy Strahs

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{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Debra Fox January 3, 2013 at 12:35 pm

Yum!!

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2 Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) January 3, 2013 at 5:28 pm

Wow, that looks completely delicious! I love how light and fresh it is for this time of year.
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3 Katie | GoodLife Eats January 3, 2013 at 6:35 pm

I was so excited to see this recipe after I saw you share the photo on Instagram. It looks so tasty and simple. I will definitely be giving this a try. Hope you had a great holiday!
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4 Cassie | Bake Your Day January 3, 2013 at 7:41 pm

These are perfect. What a great combination. They’d be a big hit in our house!

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5 Laura January 4, 2013 at 5:48 am

These look amazing. And, after all the heavy eating after the holidays – something fresh and light is just what the doctor ordered!
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6 Brian @ A Thought For Food January 4, 2013 at 6:25 am

I’ve been on a shrimp kick recently. Going to have to give this a try!
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7 Sommer@ASpicyPerspective January 4, 2013 at 7:29 am

Just lovely–I want one!
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8 Kelly Senyei (Just a Taste) January 4, 2013 at 7:58 am

Yes, please! Look at those beautiful grill marks!
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9 vanillasugarblog January 4, 2013 at 10:46 am

that’s like a plate of sunshine to me
reminds me of summer
we have no sun
this cali girl misses home :-(

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10 Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. January 6, 2013 at 7:34 pm

look great girl! Happy New year!!
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11 Sarah Lienard January 7, 2013 at 7:32 am

Wow, these look amazing! Love shrimp and this looks so fresh, delicious and healthy too :)
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12 Katie January 8, 2013 at 12:06 pm

I couldn’t even read all the way through the recipe before my mouth started watering. This sounds so good!!! It is brilliant to use the press to toast the tortillas and then cook the shrimp. And I must try this salsa. BTW, I appreciate the very clearly written instructions;) A girl after my own heart.
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13 Kathy January 9, 2013 at 11:56 am

Thank you so much, Katie! And I believe I learned quite a bit about recipe writing from you, back at BlogHer Food a few years ago. :-)

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14 Colleen January 13, 2013 at 10:40 pm

Just got a panini maker for christmas and it’s awesome! So excited to try some of your recipes. I see you grilled the shrimp on the panini maker. Do you have any trouble with the finish on the grill if you use it to grill meats? I’ve been worried to try it after cooking sausages on my griddle trashed the nonstick finish.

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15 Kathy January 13, 2013 at 11:23 pm

Congrats on your new grill! I use mine to grill meats all the time. The two models I use – the Breville Panini Press and the Cuisinart Griddler – are both designed for meats as well as sandwiches.

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16 patsy January 16, 2013 at 7:08 am

How did I not think of grilling shrimp on my panini maker? Brilliant! There are so many possibilities for quick and easy meals… so glad I saw this post! I think grilled shrimp will be hitting our dinner table in the coming weeks!
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