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Adrian Leon's Tostadas
with Hamachi Marinated in Marmalade

No recipe image available.Handmade tostada shells are topped with marinated fish, lettuce, tomatoes and cilantro to make an elegant summer meal.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 clove garlic
1/3 cup chopped white onions
1 tablespoon red peppers
1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 teaspoon chopped habanero peppers
1/4 cup fresh papaya
1/4 cup Splenda® Granulated No Calorie Sweetener
1/2 cup fresh orange juice

1/2 pound tortillas, cut in triangles
1/2 cup vegetable oil for frying

12 ounces hamachi fillet cut in 1/2 inch squares
1/2 cup diced romaine lettuce
1/2 pound queso fresco (fresh cheese) finely grated
1/2 cup cilantro leaves
1/2 cup dice tomatoes (outer part only)
1/2 cup sour cream
Salt and ground black pepper to taste

Cooking Directions:

  1. Cook garlic, onions, and red peppers with olive oil until golden brown. Add habanero peppers, fresh papaya, Splenda® Granulated Sweetener, orange juice and cook on medium heat for about 8 minutes. Remove marmalade from heat and mix it in a blender until smooth.
  2. Strain the marmalade mixture into bowl with a china cap or sieve.
  3. Make tostadas in an 8 inch cast-iron frying pan by frying in oil, on medium heat, for 3 minutes. Remove and drain well on paper towels.
  4. Mix the hamachi and the marmalade.
  5. Top each tostadita (fried tortillas) with hamachi, romaine lettuce, tomatoes and cilantro. Sprinkle lightly with cheese. Finish with a touch of sour cream and serve.

Makes 4 servings.

Tip: Hamachi can be replaced with any number of fish prepared to be eaten raw. If yellow-fin isn't available try swordfish.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 recipe): Calories: 470; Calories from Fat: 190; Total Fat: 21g; Saturated Fat: 9g; Cholesterol: 75mg; Sodium: 320mg; Total Carbs: 39g; Dietary Fiber: 5g; Sugars: 6g; Protein: 32g.

Exchanges per Serving: 3 1/2 Lean Meats, 1/2 Fruit, 2 Starches, 2 Fats.

Recipe courtesy of Splenda, Inc. Splenda® is a no-calorie sweetener made from sugar that is suitable for diabetics. For more information regarding this product, please call 1-800-777-5363 or visit their website at