A Posada Dish: Tostadas de Langostino #iloveavocadosBy
I mentioned in my earlier post a little bit about Posadas and the 9 day procession/Mexican Christmas tradition. Growing up, I attended a few Posadas during December, and they were always something that I looked forward to. We would sing, be part of the procession and at the end of the night, head over to a neighbor or friend’s house and we would have a big dinner celebration. A different family hosted each night, and let me tell you, I can still remember that food. Homemade Mexican food from little abuelitas (grandmothers), is the absolute best, and the food was plentiful during Las Posadas.
This year, I’m hosting Noche Buena(Christmas Eve) at my house and I’m planning on making tamales with my mom and also a mix of Mexican and American food. My family loves seafood and this year, I’ve decided to make tostadas de langostino as an appetizer/grazing food, while we get ready for the main course, tamales.
I tried making the tostadas this evening, and they turned out sooooooo good! Here’s my recipe.
For this recipe you will need:
- 1 to 2 pounds of langostino (I bought mine at Costco and it was pretty reasonable)
- 1 16 0z bottle of clamato juice
- 3 tomatoes
- 1 bunch of cilantro
- 3 Haas Avocados from Mexico
- 1 fresh Jalapenos
- 2 small cucumbers
- 1 small onion
- 3 lemons
- 1 package of tostadas
- sour cream for spreading (optional)
Use a Large side bowl and add the langostino to bowl. Set aside. Chop tomatoes, jalapeno, cilantro, onions, cucumbers and avocados into very fine pieces and add to the bowl. Mix well. Now add clamato juice. Mix well. Squeeze limes and mix well again. Serve on Tostadas. I like spreading a little bit of sour cream on my tostadas to give it a little extra flavor. You can skip this step, if you’re not that fond of sour cream or don’t want the extra calories. Garnish with avocados. It is so easy to prepare and absolutely delicious! It will be a hit at your holiday party!
This dish could work as a main course or an appetizer. I’m going to serve this as an appetizer. Tamales take a while to be made and my family loves to munch on goodies and this is going to be the perfect appetizer.
I know that my family will absolutely go bonkers over this recipe because it has two of their favorite ingredients, langostino and Avocados de Mexico. If you’re looking for delicious holiday recipes, check out Avocados de Mexico’s Posada page. Chef Pepin shares authentic and new recipes featuring Avocados de Mexico.Click Here to Visit the other blogs in the Blog Hop! Disclosure: This is a sponsored post in collaboration with Latina Bloggers Connect and Avocados de Mexico