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Tostadas de Camaron topped with shredded lettuce, jalapeno tartar sauce, tomatillo pico de gallo and cilantro, served on a white platter with lime wedges.
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Tostadas de Camaron (Battered Fried Shrimp Tostadas)

These Tostadas de Camaron (Battered Fried Shrimp Tostadas) are hyper delicious and ultra satisfying for any tostada craving! Topped with shredded lettuce and chopped cilantro.  Then finished off with a delectable Jalapeño Tartar Sauce, hyper tasty Tomatillo Pico de Gallo and lime juice! 

Prep Time40 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Appetizer, Dinner, Snack
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Tostadas
Servings: 6
Calories: 550kcal
Author: Mexican Appetizers and More



  • 1-2 lbs jumbo shrimps peeled, deveined and butterflied
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 2 garlic cloves peeled and finely minced
  • 1 cup flour
  • ¾ cup water
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • vegetable or corn oil for frying

Jalapeño Tartar Sauce

  • ¾ cup mayonnaise
  • 2-3 tbsp pickled chopped jalapeños

    depending on how much you like
  • 2 tsp brine from pickled jalapeños
  • 2 tsp fresh lime or lemon juice
  • 1 scallion chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh cilantro chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste

Tomatillo Pico de Gallo

  • 4-5 tomatillos dehusked, de-stemmed and chopped
  • ½ white onion chopped
  • 1 serrano or jalapeño stem, seeds removed and finely chopped
  • handful of fresh cilantro rinsed and finely chopped
  • half of a lime juiced
  • ¼ tsp salt

Other Ingredients

  • 1-2 limes cut into quarters
  • corn tortillas or pre-made tostadas
  • extra cilantro for topping
  • shredded lettuce



  • Follow Camarones Empanizados (Battered Fried Shrimps) recipe to prepare shrimps.
    Note: Although recipe suggests to leave shrimp tails on, remove tails for this recipe.
  • After seasoning shrimps, set aside in refrigerator, do not coat with batter and cook yet.

Tomatillo Pico de Gallo

  • While shrimps are marinating, prepare the sauces.

  • Add the tomatillos, onion, pepper and cilantro to a mixing bowl.
    Add salt and lime juice to bowl and stir well.
    Done. Set aside.

Jalapeño Tartar Sauce

  • Combine mayo, brine juice, chopped jalapeños, scallions, cilantro, lime juice, salt and pepper.
    Stir well.
    Done. Set aside.  

Finish Preparing Shrimps

  • Continue to follow my Camarones Empanizados recipe

  • Once shrimps are cooked and drained on paper towels, prepare tostadas shells.

Homemade Tostadas

  • Add a tablespoon of oil to a skillet and heat over medium heat.  
    Add one or two corn tortillas at a time and brown on both sides until golden brown and crispy.
    Drain on paper towels.
    Let sit for a few minutes for the tortillas to harden.
    Note: You can also choose to buy pre-made tostada shells.

Assemble Tostadas

  • Place 3 or 4 jumbo shrimps on each tostada, add the shredded lettuce, extra cilantro, tomatillo pico de gallo,  jalapeño tartar sauce and sprinkle the top with some lime juice.
    Serve immediately with extra lime wedges.


Extra sauce ideas in post!


Serving: 6g | Calories: 550kcal | Carbohydrates: 138g | Protein: 110g | Fat: 61g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 1170mg | Sodium: 5383mg | Potassium: 1221mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 3896IU | Vitamin C: 65mg | Calcium: 748mg | Iron: 18mg