You’re going to love these delicious tostadas de jaiba (crab tostadas).
It’s an easy dish to make. No cooking required.
All you have to do is combine the ingredients for Mexican crab cocktail and put it on the tostadas.
It’s something that’s perfect for the hot summer weather!
If you like Mexican shrimp cocktail then you’ll definitely like this recipe as it’s basically the same thing but with imitation crab meat in stead of shrimp.
This recipe is also referred to as coctel de jaiba.
I recently made these tostadas and my husband and I devoured it in less than a day.
They were that good! I use imitation crab which is cheaper than the real thing but it’s just as delicious.
I like this version better because I don’t have to cook anything and with the shrimp version you have to cook the shrimp then chill them.
Looking for more delicious recipes? Try these:
- Carne asada
- Tuna macaroni salad
- Mexican tuna salad
- Ensalada de jaiba (imitation crab salad)
- Refried bean tostadas
- Potato taquitos
Crab tostadas ingredients
- Imitation crab meat
- Red onion
- English cucumber
- Serrano peppers
- Roma tomatoes
- Garlic salt
- Worcestershire sauce
- Soy sauce
- Lime juice
- Clamato juice
How to make tostadas de jaiba
Chop up the red onion, cucumber and serrano peppers. I like to chop mine very small. It’s easier to eat that way.
Then chop the roma tomatoes, cilantro and avocado. Add them to the bowl as well.
Now it’s time to chop up the imitation crab meat. This is the kind I used.
It says chunk style. I’ve also used flake style.
Either one is fine.
My husband Marco, loves this stuff. He likes to eat it on crackers with avocado.
Chop it up into small pieces.
Add the chopped crab meat to the bowl. Give everything a good mix with a large spoon.
Then add the garlic salt, Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, lime juice, ketchup and clamato juice.
Give it another good mix.
Cover the bowl and transfer it to the fridge to chill for at least an hour.
This stuff is best served chilled.
Serve it on tostadas.
I hope you will give this super easy and incredibly yummy recipe a try!
This recipe makes a lot and it’s perfect during these hot summer months when you don’t feel like cooking.
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Tostadas de Jaiba
These delicious tostadas de jaiba are the perfect meal for the hot summer weather.
- 1 lb imitation crab meat
- 1/4 red onion
- 1 English cucumber
- 2 serrano peppers
- 4 roma tomatoes
- 1/2 cup cilantro
- 1 avocado
- 1 1/2 tsp garlic salt I use Lawry's
- 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tsp soy sauce
- 1/2 cup lime juice
- 1/4 cup ketchup
- 2 cups clamato juice
Chop up the red onion, cucumber and serrano peppers. Put them in a large bowl.
Then chop up the tomatoes, cilantro and avocado and add them to the bowl.
Chop up the imitation crab meat and add it to the bowl. Give everything a good mix with a large spoon.
Next add the garlic salt, Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, lime juice, ketchup and clamato juice to the bowl. Give it another good mix.
Cover the bowl and transfer it to the fridge to chill for at least an hour before serving.
Serve on tostadas.