Sunday, May 3, 2009

Nom nom nom! Tuna tostadas...

Last night I had some friends over (working on #7 from this list) and tried out a new recipe. They all wanted copies of the recipe, which is the ultimate compliment :-) This was the first time I was trying this out, but it was delicious and definitely easy enough to serve again.

The prep:
Chop up tomatoes, cilantro, lettuce, onions, an avocado, a jalepeno pepper, and cheese. Put in a bowl. Also put some sour cream in a bowl.

In a mixing bowl combine 1 can of albacore tuna and 1 teaspoon Tabasco sauce. Add tomato, cilantro, sour cream, lime juice, and 1/4 teaspoon salt (all to taste, don't put the whole bowl in! Leave a lot in the bowls for fixin's later). Mix well and cover to chill.

With a spoon, scoop the avocado into a medium bowl and mash with a fork, add salt to taste.

Heat overn to 350 F. Spray tortillas on both sides with cooking spray. Cook on baking sheet for 10 minutes.

To assemble, spread 1 tablespoon avocado on each tortilla. Distribute 1/3 cup tuna mixture over avocado.

Then either top with tomato lettuce, jalepenos, cilantro, and a dollop of sour cream for the cold version.


Top with tomato, jalepeno, cilantro, and grated cheese and broil on high for 5 minutes until cheese is melted.

Both versions were excellent, with the melted cheese version winning by a hair.

And on another note, for my animal loving friends, guess what I found in my Balinese (cow) Bell? A bird's nest! They chose this huge bell that I have hanging on my front porch to nest in, rather than the 3 other types of "real" nesting milieus I have provided. Oh well! As long as they are happy :-)

(10 points to the first peron to tell me what the Balinese Cow bell is used for. It is way too large to hang from a cow.)


Calmil2 said...

Balinese Bells are used for space clearing, yes?
I'll have to try the tuna melt, yum.

Adopting1Soon said...

I didn't know what space clearing was, so I googles it and indeed, Balinses bells are used for that, but they are tiny silver colored bells! I guess I should have been more clear that my picture is of a large cow bell. So the question still stands: What are large Balinese cow bells used for? They are too big to be used on cows...

(And I will still give Camil2 (Harmony) points because technically she was correct!


Queen Diva said...



You made that meal look so easy. I wish that I enjoyed's such a chore for me. I just don't know why I can't get into cooking.

Bon App├ętit!