Today on CBS Virginia This Morning I made shrimp tacos and I started spreading the word about Savvy & Well Meals. If you know someone who would be interested in this type of meal delivery service please share it with them. Together we can bring back cooking real food, eating as a family and help reduce food poverty in our community.
Shrimp Tacos al Pastor
These shrimp tacos are a twist on the traditional adobo pork al pastor tacos that are ubiquitous on the streets of Mexico. I like this twist with seafood since it works well in a taco with grilled pineapple and guacamole.
- ½ pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 1 head romaine lettuce
- 1 avocado
- ½ tomato, chopped
- ¼ onion, chopped
- 2 tablespoons cilantro leaves, rough chopped
- 1 lime
- ¼ teaspoon salt.
- ¼ pineapple, grilled and chopped
- ½ onion
- Al Pastor Marinade or Al Pastor Seasoning and Oil Mix
- Marinate the shrimp for about 20 minutes. Maximum 1 hour, you want to be careful since the vinegar will “cook” the shrimp.
- For the pineapple component, just sear or grill some pineapple and dice it as a topping or, alternatively use some pureed pineapple as a component of your finishing salsa. I’ve found that marinating in pineapple really screws with the texture of your product…enzymes and so forth. Best to add the pineapple after the fact like the taco vendors in Mexico.
- Place all ingredients in a bowl and mash up.
- To assemble
- Grill the shrimp and rough chop, warm up the tortillas or plate your lettuce leaves. Top each with 3 shrimp, a dollop of guacamole and pickled onions and some pineapple.
1 Day in Majahuitas
If you get a chance I recommend you go to Majahuitas. A green boutique hotel only accessible by water taxi 15 minutes from Puerto Vallarta.
It is a piece of paradise that allows you to escape from the daily hustle and bustle and really relax. There are no TV’s and no wifi just plenty of chilling, paddle boarding, kayaking, hikes to the waterfall, reading on sunbeds, meditation and quality time to spend with those special people you chose to spend your weekend with.
It was great waking up to a cup of tea left on the outside table to drink at leisure while waiting for the sound of the gong to announce that breakfast is ready. Every meal is signaled by the gong so each little house or “casita” can hear it on the cove.
Majahuitas resort is all inclusive and the food is spectacular. Every single dish was delicious, their chefs do a spectacular job.
Breakfast and lunch are enjoyed on private tables along the beach with oceanfront view. A plate of fruit, fresh squeezed orange juice and tea. Followed by huevos rancheros with avocado and some refried beans and tortillas.
After Breakfast Activity
All the ladies staying on the cove decided to participate in the after breakfast activity which consisted of a boat ride to Quimixto and a half hour hike to the waterfall. It was totally worth walking up hills in the heat to get there. Climb to the waterfall using a rope and slide down the natural waterfall.
The first day we got there in time for lunch which is served at 3pm. Like a typical latin country, lunch is the biggest meal of the day. We had a spread of guacamole, shrimp empanadas, chicken and sautéed onions and peppers and grilled octopus.
Relax on the sunbeds, take in the sun, nap, read a book, take a dip in the ocean, get your paddle boarding or kayaking on or get a massage.
Dinner is a communal affair where everyone on the cove enjoys a three course meal. We had a great group of all ages who were from Mexico, the US and Canada. One night we enjoyed a french onion soup, coconut shrimp with a mango sauce and chocolate cake for desert. After dinner we enjoyed playing some dinner table games and then moved to the veranda for a game of Jenga and scrabble type game under the moonlight and candlelight.
If you get a chance to go I can’t recommend it enough. I went to Cuba in January making this the second trip this year that felt like I was traveling back to a simpler time where I didn’t have access to wifi and therefore, could really disconnect from the outside world and find a better connection. These types of trips give me the motivation I need to jump back to work with more focus and energy that I wish for everyone to experience.