Royal Recipes: Shrimp Tacos

By popular demand, we are delighted to share more of your favorite recipes from the Royal Resorts restaurants.

The Royal Haciendas Shrimp Tacos

Quantities given are per person

3 jumbo shrimp
1/4 tsp of salt and pepper
1 oz. lime juice
4.1 oz. tempura batter
3 flour tortillas
2 oz. shredded lettuce
2 oz. pico de gallo salsa (chopped tomato, onion, coriander with a dash of serrano chili)
1 1/2 oz. chipotle chili flavored mayonnaise
1 1/2 oz. yellow mayonnaise

To garnish: 1 sangria lettuce leaf, 1 1/2 oz. avocado and 1 slice of lime

Preparation
Slice the shrimp in half lengthwise and marinate in the lime juice, salt and pepper for a few minutes. Then dip the marinated shrimp in tempura batter until thoroughly coated and fry in oil until golden. Drain on kitchen paper and serve on warm tortillas (two shrimp halves per tortilla). Top with the chipotle mayonnaise, shredded lettuce, pico de gallo salsa, sliced avocado, and drizzle with the yellow mayonnaise. Serve with the lettuce, avocado and lime garnish.

Note: Corn tortillas can be substituted for the flour variety and both fish and shrimp tacos are excellent with a dash of habanero chili salsa if you like a dash of the hot stuff.

Buen provecho!

Stay posted for additional recipes in the months to come. We hope that you enjoy preparing these recipes for your family and friends and that they bring back many happy memories. Remember, however, that for the true flavor to come out you have to add sunny skies, turquoise water and a dash of Mexican hospitality.

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12 replies
    • jgreen
      jgreen says:

      Dear Mike:
      Thank you for writing to Royal Resorts News. You asked for it and we are sure that many other Royal Haciendas members will be happy that you did! Here is the recipe for the Shrimp Tacos served at the Sol and Luna poolside grills to get you in the mood for your next spot of Riviera Maya relaxation. Buen Provecho!

      The Royal Haciendas Shrimp Tacos
      Quantities given are per person
      3 jumbo shrimp
      1/4 tsp of salt and pepper
      1 oz. lime juice
      4.1 oz. tempura batter
      3 flour tortillas
      2 oz. shredded lettuce
      2 oz. pico de gallo salsa (chopped tomato, onion, coriander with a dash of serrano chili)
      1 1/2 oz. chipotle chili flavored mayonnaise
      1 1/2 oz. yellow mayonnaise
      To garnish: 1 sangria lettuce leaf, 1 1/2 oz. avocado and 1 slice of lime
      Preparation
      Slice the shrimp in half lengthwise and marinate in the lime juice, salt and pepper for a few minutes. Then dip the marinated shrimp in tempura batter until thoroughly coated and fry in oil until golden. Drain on kitchen paper and serve on warm tortillas (two shrimp halves per tortilla). Top with the chipotle mayonnaise, shredded lettuce, pico de gallo salsa, sliced avocado, and drizzle with the yellow mayonnaise. Serve with the lettuce, avocado and lime garnish.
      Note: Corn tortillas can be substituted for the flour variety and both fish and shrimp tacos are excellent with a dash of habanero chili salsa if you like a dash of the hot stuff.

      Reply
  1. Joy Hopkins
    Joy Hopkins says:

    We love the chicken, potato and poblano dish served at the Royal Mayan Palapa for breakfast. Would you please publish the recipe?

    Reply
    • jgreen
      jgreen says:

      Hello Joy: So glad to hear that you like our recipe. I have requested it from the Chef and as soon as I receive it I will translate and publish it. Stay posted.

      Reply
  2. Mike Tuttlle
    Mike Tuttlle says:

    We tried the Shrimp Tacos at home, the only thing missing to make them perfect is basking around the pool at our home away from home.

    Reply
    • jgreen
      jgreen says:

      Dear Mike: Thank you for writing to us and we are glad that you enjoyed the Shrimp Tacos. We hope to see you again soon in your home away from home!

      Reply
  3. Glenda Yost
    Glenda Yost says:

    Hi, this sounds good but I am looking for the recipe for their pork and chicken tacos that they served at the complimentary party the resort used to put on.

    Reply
    • jgreen
      jgreen says:

      Dear Glenda:
      Thank you for writing to Royal Resorts News. I seem to remember that someone else asked for the chicken taco recipe. I am searching for the response I posted and I will copy it here for you.

      Reply
    • jgreen
      jgreen says:

      Dear Helene: Thank you for writing to Royal Resorts News. I checked with the chef and the ingredient that gives the mayonnaise its yellow color in the fish and shrimp taco recipe is a Spanish seafood seasoning called Vigol. It is made from fish and is also used extensively to make paella. I haven’t seen the label but I imagine that it also contains saffron or turmeric, hence the yellow shade. You don’t need to add very much.
      I have been informed that the product is on sale in large supermarkets, department stores and gourmet food shops. I hope that this helps.

      Reply

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