Baja Ceviche Tostadas

  • Serves

    serves 8-10


Inspired by the street foods of coastal city Ensenada, this tostada is a perfect combination of citrus, spicy chiles, and fresh seafood. This recipe was developed by Border Grill Las Vegas executive chef Mike Minor.


For the Cerviche

  • 1 lb. boneless, skinless halibut (or a similar fish), cut into ¼" cubes
  • 1 lb. peeled, medium shrimp, cut into ¼" cubes
  • 1 cup fresh lime juice
  • 13 cup finely chopped cilantro
  • 2 tomatoes, cored and finely chopped
  • 1 medium carrot, finely chopped
  • 1 jalapeño, stemmed, seeded, and finely chopped
  • 12 small red onion, finely chopped
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

For the Sauce and Serving

  • 3 cups cilantro leaves
  • 1 tbsp. fresh lime juice
  • 12 cup prepared mayonnaise
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 12 (6-inch) corn tortillas
  • 1 avocado, halved, pitted, peeled, and sliced
  • Canola oil, for frying


Step 1

Make the ceviche: In a large bowl, combine halibut, shrimp, and juice. Allow to marinate for 20 minutes. Drain and discard all but ½ cup juice. Add remaining ingredients, season to taste with salt and pepper, and stir gently to combine. Refrigerate for 20 minutes.

Step 2

Make the sauce: In the bowl of a food processor, pulse cilantro, lime juice, salt, and pepper until finely chopped. Add mayonnaise and puree until smooth; chill until ready to serve.

Step 3

Pour canola oil to a depth of 2 inches in a 6-qt. saucepan. Heat over medium-high until a deep-fry thermometer reads 350°. Working in batches, fry the tortillas until crisp, about 1 minute each. Drain on paper towels and season with salt.

Step 4

To serve, spread a thin layer of cilantro mayonnaise on each crispy corn tortilla. Top with seafood ceviche mixture and garnish with avocado.

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