from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A tortilla or tortilla chip deep-fried until crisp.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A flat tortilla that has been fried or toasted, or a dish based on this. Usually associated with the cuisine of Latin America.
- n. A bowl-shaped tortilla that has been fried and filled with various ingredients.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a flat tortilla with various fillings piled on it
- n. a crisp flat tortilla
Either the shrimp tostada, which is loaded with shrimp and slices of avocado, or a shrimp cocktail.
There were several surprises, not the least of which was the sausage mole tostada created by the team with Bosco syrup.
(Pineapple juice sounds like an interesting (and delicious!) addition, though) There's a wonderful hole-in-the wall Veracruz-style Mexican seafood restaurant in my Texas hometown that first introduced me to ceviche on a tostada years ago, and I've been hooked ever since.
For this reason, I think that olives and capers also go very well with fish, thus making this salsa a perfect topping for a Mexican fish dish such as a tostada or a taco.
And wonderful on a tostada with fresh slices of avocado!
Other Blue Barn dishes include a $9 tostada salad with chopped romaine, toasted corn, black beans, jicama, cherry tomatoes, cheddar, pumpkin seeds and spicy chipotle-agave vinaigrette.
Or order a tostada/taco salad with beef or chicken minus the rice and beans and leave the tostada itself, just as you would a plate.
Many foreigners shy away from these, but the gelatinous consistency of the trotters is a good contrast with the crispness of the tostada.
Zora had never seen anybody handle a tostada with such finesse.
Interestingly enough, one of our favorite local haunts serves delicious escabeche with the free appetizers (usually a mini tostada and something stuffed and fried - it varies every day).