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Tostada de Jaiba Suave (Recipe)

Tostada de Jaiba is a Mexican dish that typically consists of a deep-fried or toasted tortilla topped with shredded cabbage or lettuce, diced tomatoes, and Jaiba (which is a Mexican crab meat). It is a popular dish in many Mexican restaurants and is enjoyed by many seafood lovers.

In this article we guide you through this tostada de jaiba seafood recipe.

About this recipe

Get ready for Tostada de Jaiba Suave—a culinary delight that elevates crab meat to new heights. It’s all about the creamy, delectable texture and the richness of flavors!

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Originating from coastal regions of Mexico, this dish honors the crab, treating it with a delicate touch to create a smooth, luxurious experience. It’s a seafood lover’s dream on a tostada.

Why make this recipe?

  • Perfect for seafood enthusiasts
  • Nutrient-rich

What does Tostada de Jaiba Suave taste like?

Imagine the sweetness of crab meat, enhanced by a blend of spices and herbs, all resting on a crispy tostada. It’s a soft, creamy delight with a crunch!

What is in Tostada de Jaiba Suave?

  • Crab meat
  • Cream sauce
  • Fresh herbs
  • Tostadas

Equipment required for this recipe

  • Skillet
  • Mixing bowls
  • Cutting board
  • Knife


  • 1 lb crab meat, cooked
  • 1 cup cream sauce
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1/4 cup chopped chives
  • 4 tostadas


  1. Heat the crab meat in a skillet, ensuring it’s fully cooked.
  2. Prepare your cream sauce separately.
  3. Mix the crab meat with cream sauce, cilantro, and chives.
  4. Assemble your tostadas with the crab mixture.
  5. Serve immediately.

How to serve Tostada de Jaiba Suave

Place the assembled tostadas on a chic serving platter, perhaps garnished with a slice of lime or a sprinkle of fresh herbs.

What to serve Tostada de Jaiba Suave with

  • Lime wedges
  • Salsa Verde
  • A glass of white wine

My recommendations and tips

  • Use fresh crab meat for the best results.
  • If you like a kick, add a dash of chili flakes.
  • Serve immediately to keep the tostada crisp.

Tostada de Jaiba Suave storage ideas

  • Store the crab mixture separately in an airtight container for up to two days.
  • Keep the tostadas in a dry place to avoid sogginess.

Potential ingredients substitutes

  • Shrimp for crab meat
  • Sour cream for cream sauce
  • Parsley for cilantro

Nutritional Information


Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can I use canned crab meat?
  • Yes, but fresh is always better.
  • Is it gluten-free?
  • Depends on the tostadas used, check the label.


Tostada de Jaiba Suave is a luxurious treat that brings the ocean’s bounty straight to your plate. A perfect blend of creamy and crispy, it’s a must-try for any seafood aficionado.

Alternative dishes to try: Tostada de Pescado a la Veracruzana (Recipe)