Shrimp Tostadas with Queso Fresco

Wisconsin Cheese Shrimp Tostadas with Queso Fresco Recipe
Active Time
60 Minutes



Look for the Proudly Wisconsin Badge when shopping for cheese. Any brand of Wisconsin Queso Fresco can be used in this recipe.


  1. Combine the shrimp, 1/4 cup canola oil and chipotle chili pepper in a large bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside.
  2. Warm remaining canola oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Fry tortillas, one at a time, for about 1 minute on each side or until golden brown and crisp. Remove to paper towels to drain. Season with salt.
  3. Drain oil from the skillet; cool and discard oil. Add reserved shrimp; cook and stir over medium-high heat for 3-5 minutes or until shrimp turn pink. Remove from the heat; squeeze juice from lime half over shrimp; toss.
  4. Mash avocados with juice from the remaining lime half in a large bowl. Season with salt and pepper to taste; stir.
  5. Spread avocado mixture over tortillas. Top with shrimp and queso fresco. Garnish with cilantro, lime wedges and radishes.

Cheesemonger Tip

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Do you have questions when shopping for cheese? Ask the cheesemonger! A cheesemonger specializes in the buying and selling of high-quality cheese, usually available in the specialty section of a grocery store or cheese shop. Knowledgeable and passionate, a cheesemonger is a go-to resource for cheese varieties and pairings, proper cheese storage and handling, its cooking applications and cheese brand information.

Queso fresco is a fresh and moist cheese with a mild flavor and crumbly texture. It doesn’t melt when heated but softens to creamy goodness. 

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