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Aug 15, 2013

Shrimp Tostadas with Apricot-Cilantro Salsa and FetaRecipe by Jamie Purviance

Rating: 5 stars

2 Reviews

Serves: 4 // Prep time: 40 minutes | Grilling time: 11 to 17 minutes | Special equipment: perforated vegetable basket

Grocery List

Fresh Produce

  • 4 fresh apricots
  • .25 oz fresh cilantro
  • .25 oz fresh oregano
  • 1 limes
  • 1 serrano chile peppers
  • 4 zucchini, each about 5 oz

Meat / Poultry / Seafood

  • 1.5 lb large shrimp (21/30 count)

Oil and Spices

  • .5 cups extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • .75 tsp ground cumin
  • 1.75 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp prepared chili powder

Condiments

  • 1.5 tbsp honey

Dairy

  • 6 oz crumbled feta cheese

Other

  • 4 flour tortillas (6 to 8")

Special Equipment

  • perforated vegetable basket

Ingredients

Shrimp

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1½ tablespoons chopped fresh oregano leaves
  • 1 teaspoon prepared chili powder
  • ¾ teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1½ pounds large shrimp (21/30 count), peeled and deveined

Zucchini

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano leaves
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 zucchini, 18 to 20 ounces total, trimmed and cut on the diagonal into ½-inch slices

Salsa

  • 4 firm but ripe apricots, 12 to 14 ounces total, each cut in half
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1½ tablespoons honey, or more to taste
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 to 1¼ teaspoons seeded and minced serrano chile pepper (about ½ small), or to taste
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 4 flour tortillas (6 to 8 inches)
  • 6 ounces crumbled feta cheese (1 cup)

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl whisk the oil, oregano, chili powder, cumin, salt, and pepper. Add the shrimp and toss to coat. 

  2. In another medium bowl whisk the oil, oregano, salt, and pepper. Add the zucchini and toss to coat. 

  3. Prepare the grill for direct cooking over medium heat (350° to 450°F) and high heat (450° to 550°F). 

  4. Place the apricot halves on a plate and brush with the oil. In a small bowl whisk the honey, lime juice, and serrano chile. Set aside. 

  5. Brush the cooking grates clean. Grill the apricot halves over direct medium heat, with the lid closed, until slightly softened and grill marks appear, 6 to 9 minutes (depending on ripeness of the fruit), turning once or twice. Transfer the apricots to a cutting board. Let cool slightly, then dice. Add the apricots to the honey and lime juice mixture and stir in the cilantro. Toss to combine. Season with the salt and pepper. Taste and add more honey ½ teaspoon at a time, if desired.

  6. Place a perforated vegetable basket over direct medium heat and preheat for about 5 minutes. Spread the zucchini in a single layer on the vegetable basket and cook, with the lid closed, until just tender, 4 to 6 minutes, turning once or twice. At the same time, grill the shrimp over direct high heat, with the lid closed, until they are firm to the touch and just turning opaque in the center, 4 to 6 minutes, turning once or twice. Remove the shrimp and the vegetable basket with the zucchini from the grill. Grill the tortillas over direct medium heat until slightly charred on both sides but still soft, 1 to 2 minutes, turning once. 

  7. Place one tortilla on each of four plates and divide the zucchini slices among the tortillas. Top the zucchini with the shrimp, and then the salsa, dividing them evenly. Sprinkle the feta over each tostada and serve immediately. 

2 Reviews

Average Rating

Rating: 5 stars

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Rating: 5 stars

Aug 17, 2013

Diane D

SHRIMP TOASTADAS WITH APRICOT CILANTRO SALSA AND FETA

Love the recipe and love getting the Weber cooking ideas. SO HAPPY with my Weber, its amazing, especially after having a barbecue pit I hated and now the Weber.

Type of Griller

Advanced

Would you recommend this recipe? YES

Rating: 5 stars

Aug 31, 2013

Brian H

SHRIMP TOSTADAS WITH APRICOT-CILANTRO SALSA AND FETA

I have been looking for alternatives to chilli and garlic shrimp recipes and on taking delivery of my Weber Genesis BBQ I looked at the support pages and found this recipe.
Absolute brill!!! The issue is that when you finish it and see all the clean plates around you, you might think that it would have better as a starter!! But the speed at which the food is eaten is certainly down to the wonderful combination of flavours rather than the smallness of the portions. 5 out of 5!!

Type of Griller

Advanced

Would you recommend this recipe? YES

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