Very yummy, different take on thanksgiving leftovers, but good enough to make from scratch. Our family loved it. I served it with black beans and cole slaw. Fresh and tasty.
Yucatecan Tostadas (Salbutes)
Salbutes—crisp little handheld tortillas topped with shredded turkey, avocado, pickled onions, and cabbage or lettuce—are a popular street food in the Yucatán region of Mexico. Serve them for lunch or as a crisp and palate-refreshing snack after Thanksgiving. The sauce is quite hot, so use sparingly. (If you love heat, use 1 habanero chile, as is done in the Yucatán, instead of the 2 serranos.)
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- Calories: 530
- Calories from fat: 54%
- Protein: 27g
- Fat: 32g
- Saturated fat: 5g
- Carbohydrate: 38g
- Fiber: 5.6g
- Sodium: 470mg
- Cholesterol: 54mg
- 1 red onion, halved and thinly sliced
- 1 cup distilled white vinegar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- Vegetable oil for frying
- 8 corn tortillas (4 in. or 6 in.)
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 medium white or yellow onion, halved and thinly sliced
- 1/2 teaspoon oregano
- 2 cups shredded cooked turkey
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 2 serrano chiles, seeded and minced
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- 1 tablespoon orange juice
- 1 avocado, sliced
- About 1 1/2 cups shredded green and/or red cabbage
- 1. In a small pan over high heat, cover red onion with cold water and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and drain. Put red onion in a small bowl with vinegar, 1/2 tsp. salt, and pepper. Set aside to marinate at least 30 minutes at room temperature or up to 1 week covered and refrigerated.
- 2. To a small frying pan over high heat, add 1 in. of vegetable oil and heat to 375°. Fry tortillas, one at a time, until golden and crispy. Drain on paper towels.
- 3. Heat olive oil in a large frying pan over high heat. Add sliced white or yellow onion and 1/4 tsp. salt. Cook, stirring, until onions are soft, about 4 minutes. Add oregano and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add turkey and broth. Bring to a boil, lower heat to a steady simmer, and cook, partially covered, for 10 minutes to let flavors blend.
- 4. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine chiles, lime juice, orange juice, and remaining 1/4 tsp. salt. Set aside.
- 5. To assemble: Divide turkey-onion mixture among the 8 tortillas, then top each with avocado, cabbage, and drained pickled red onion (you will have extra onion; see Notes). Serve with serrano-citrus sauce.
- Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.
Salbutes are best served on 4- to 6-in. tortillas, which make them much easier to pick up and eat. Look for the tortillas in large packs (they freeze well) at Latin American markets or in supermarkets with substantial Latin-food departments. Use leftover pickled red onion on sandwiches or salads.
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