PPQ: Prosciutto Tostadas with Shrimp and Parsley

by Shawnda on July 8, 2012

in Project Pastry Queen,Seafood

Prosciutto Tostadas with Shrimp and Parsley

For my week to host Project Pastry Queen, I picked the lightest recipe in the entire cookbook: Prosciutto Tostadas with Shrimp and Parsley.

A crisped flour tortilla is topped with prosciutto, mixed greens, roasted red bell pepper strips, and a garlicky and lemony shrimp mixture. It’s an easy recipe that comes together very quickly. And it’s one of those perfect light Sunday lunches to help you recover from an overindulgent Saturday dinner. You know the kind, where everything – including the plate – seemed to be battered and fried.

Check out how the other Project Pastry Queen members whipped up the tostadas and stay tuned for next week when Blackberry Pie Bars gets a cherry season makeover!

Prosciutto Tostadas with Shrimp

A quick and easy light lunch. Just add a glass of white wine!


  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 8 jumbo shrimp, peeled and chopped
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 4 flour tortillas
  • 8 slices prosciutto
  • 2 cups mixed greens
  • 1 roasted bell pepper, cut into strips


  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Heat olive oil over medium heat in a saute pan.
  3. Season the shrimp with salt and pepper and add to the pan.
  4. Add green onions and garlic, cooking 1-2 minutes, until the shrimp is opaque.
  5. Remove from heat and add the lemon juice, vinegar, and parsley.
  6. Place the tortillas on a baking sheet very lightly sprayed/brushed with oil (just to prevent sticking).
  7. Cook 6-8 minutes, until toasted and crunchy.
  8. Assemble the tostadas: Place a tortilla on each of 4 plates, top with 2 slices of prosciutto, 1/2 cup salad greens, and a generous scoop of the shrimp mixture.
  9. Arrange bell pepper over top and serve immediately.


Yields: 4 servings

Slightly adapted from The Pastry Queen

Estimated time: 20 minutes


{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Claire @ Simply Sweet Justice July 8, 2012 at 1:25 pm

Really creative to incorporate prosciutto!


2 Jen M O July 8, 2012 at 4:48 pm

Your photo looks wonderful! I’m trying blueberries for next week. I hope it comes out great.


3 Joanne July 8, 2012 at 8:26 pm

Lighter fare like this always feels so good in the summer!


4 Sara {Home is Where the Cookies Are} July 9, 2012 at 5:17 am

Yum! These look delicious – and like the perfect, light summer dish! The suggestion of white wine sounds delightful too!


5 Daphne July 17, 2012 at 1:42 pm

I found that it was tastier to chop and fry the prosciutto.


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