Wednesday, January 12, 2011


makes two tostadas

1 1/2 thick-slices bacon, fat rendered off, crumbled or sliced
1 1/2 tbsp canola oil
8 shrimp, peeled and deveined
1/4 teaspoon granulated garlic
fresh pomegranate seeds
crumbled feta cheese
2 fried corn tortillas
fresh dill (optional garnish)
kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper

Sweet Pea Puree:
1 teaspoon canola oil
1/2 yellow onion, diced
1 clove garlic, minced
1 cup frozen sweet peas
juice from 1/2 lemon
1/4 - 1/3 cup milk
kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper

Make the sweet pea puree. Add canola oil to a small saute pan over medium heat. Once pan and oil are hot, add the onion. Sweat the onion over medium heat until soften, stirring occasionally, about 5 minutes. Add garlic to the pan. Cook for another minute. Add frozen peas to the pan. Raise heat to medium-high. Cook an additional 4-7 minutes or until peas have been heated through, stirring occasionally. Transfer mixture to a blender or food processor. Add 1/4 cup milk then blend until smooth. If necessary add more milk to achieve a moist, smooth puree. Season to taste with kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper.

Add 1 1/2 tbsp canola oil to a medium-sized saute pan over med-high to high heat. Season all sides of shrimp with granulated garlic, kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper. Once the pan is hot, just BEFORE the oil begins to smoke. add the shrimp to the pan in a single layer. Sear the shrimp for 1 1/2 minutes per side (3 minutes total) until just cooked through. Shrimp will be completely white and not longer translucent when fully cooked. Remove from heat a begin assembling tostadas.

To assemble, take one fried corn tortilla and spread a layer of pea puree over it. Gently layer shrimp, feta, bacon, pomegranate and dill over the pea puree. Repeat with second tortilla. Serve immediately.

bacon recipe courtesy of: Amanda Simpson, FoodPornDaily

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