Fried Achiote Chicken Tostados

Fried Achiote Chicken Tostados


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When you're ready to move on from Tex-Mex, these make an authentic Mexican entree or great finger food.

Herbie's Spices New South Wales, Australia

Makes: 40 tostados approximately

  • Achiote paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon each Herbie's Spices Annatto Seed (Whole), Oregano Leaves, Cumin Seed (Whole) and Black Asta Peppercorns (Whole)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Herbie's Spices Ground Allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon Herbie's Spices Sea Salt
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 2 large garlic cloves, crushed (approx 1 teaspoon)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vinegar
  • Tostadas
  • 2 chicken breast fillets, skin removed
  • 2 cups shredded white cabbage, sauteed in butter until soft
  • 1 packet round Asian wonton wrappers
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • Mango sauce
  • 300ml mango puree
  • 2 tablespoons picked coriander leaves, chopped

Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:30min 

  1. In a spice grinder or pestle and mortar, finely crush the annatto seeds, oregano, cumin seeds and peppercorns. Transfer to a small bowl, add allspice, salt, water, garlic and vinegar and mix well.
  2. Place chicken breasts in a food processor and pulse until broken up, but do not allow to blend to a paste. Stir achiote paste and cabbage into chicken mixture.
  3. Lay out 6 wonton wrappers at a time and in the centre of each one, place 1 heaped teaspoon of mixture. Dip your finger into water and run it around the edge of the wrapper, then fold in half and seal edges with fingertips to make a tostada.
  4. Place on a lightly oiled tray and cover with cling film until ready to cook.
  5. In a deep frying pan, heat the vegetable oil over moderate heat then carefully add tostadas to the pan, cooking 2-3 minutes each side. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towel.
  6. Combine ingredients for mango sauce and season to taste and serve with the warm tostados..

Additional Tips

There is a little work in making these, but the appreciation of your guests will make it all worthwhile.

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