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These tostadas are delicious, combining the smoky flavour of mackerel and chipotle, lightened with a vibrant, citrusy tomato salsa and finished with a slice of creamy avocado and a sprinkling of deep-fried shallots.
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Cut out rounds of tortilla about 4-5cm across. Fry the rounds in hot oil until crisp and golden.
Shallow fry the shallots until crisp and golden, taking care not to burn them.
Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on kitchen paper to absorb the oil (you can keep the oil and re-use it for frying).
Spread each tostada generously with chipotle mayonnaise and top with shredded lettuce. Lay over thin slices of the mackerel and top with a slice of avocado. Squeeze over a little lime juice and sprinkle with deep fried shallots.
Variation: This is also delicious with any type of smoked fish.
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