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Recipe: Shrimp and Avocado Tostadas
- 30 medium shrimp, peeled and deveined (about 1 pound)
- 2 tablespoons chili powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Cooking spray
- 6 (6-inch) corn tortillas
- 2/3 cup guacamole
- 1/4 cup chopped green onions
Prepare grill or broiler.
Thread 5 shrimp onto each of 6 (12-inch) skewers. Combine the chili powder and salt; sprinkle both sides of shrimp with the chili powder mixture. Place in a shallow baking dish; cover and marinate in refrigerator 15 minutes. Place kebabs on a grill rack or broiler pan coated with cooking spray; cook 2 minutes on each side or until done.
Preheat oven to 350°.
Place the tortillas directly on the middle rack in oven. Bake at 350° for 7 minutes (tortillas should still be slightly pliable). Top each tortilla with about 2 tablespoons Guacamole and 5 shrimp. Sprinkle evenly with green onions.