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Chef Yeikel’s Shrimp Tacos with Pineapple and Cilantro Sauce

We’re excited to share the first featured recipe from our September 2022 Chef of The Month, Chef Yeikel Santos.

Refreshing is an understatement! We couldn’t help but get drooling over these Shrimp Tacos with Cilantro Sauce and Pineapple.


  • 500 grams of cooked shrimp
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 5 sprigs of coriander
  • 1 avocado
  • coriander sauce
  • 10 corn tortillas
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup of pico de gallo with pineapple

Ingredients for the Rooster Beak

  • 2 ripe tomatoes cut into a small dice
  • 1 red onion cut into a small dice
  • 1 jalapeno
  • juice of two lemons
  • 2 cilantro sprigs, chopped finely
  • 4 pineapple slices cut finely

Ingredients for the Cilantro Sauce

  • 1 cup of mayonnaise
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • juice of two lemons
  • 6 sprigs of coriander
  • Salt and pepper to taste


We sauté the shrimp with onion, garlic, and salt. Then, we heat the tortillas and add the shrimp, the cilantro sauce, the avocado, and finally the pico de gallo and decorate with cilantro leaves.

Preparation of the Pico de Gallo:

  1. Mix all the ingredients and add salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Mix all the Coriander Sauce ingredients in the blender until you get the sauce.
  3. Enjoy!

Connect with our September 2022 Chef of the Month
Instagram: @chefyeikel
Click here for his cookbook

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Meet Chef Yeikel! Our September 2022 Chef of The Month.

We are delighted to introduce our September 2022 Chef of the Month, Chef Yeikel Santos. Along the TV show hosts, he brings delicious and practical recipes to your screen through the show, El News Cafe, on national television in channels WLTV Univision 23 and UniMas in the United States. The News Café is a magazine broadcast from South Florida in which authentic conversations reign around topics of interest, as well as advice from experts in various areas to provide viewers with valuable content that allows them to start the morning on the right foot and greater knowledge.

Chef Yeikel is wearing the Basic Fit Men’s 2-Pocket Short Sleeve Snap Front Chef Coat for maximum comfort and style.

1. Where were you born? 

La Havana, Cuba.

2. Where do you work and where are you based? 

 I am the Chef of The News Café program in the Univision 23 Miami network, content creator and author of 5 cookbooks. I am a personal chef for private events and I live in the city of Miami since 8 years ago.

3. What is your favorite kitchen tool in creating your masterpieces/dishes?

The knife.

4. What is your sharpest sense out of all the 5 senses?

My sense of smell.

5. What advice would you offer to aspiring chefs?

That it is a career of many efforts, passion, dedication, and above all study. We must be committed to doing it well and improve ourselves day after day by sharing and learning from others.

6. What is one culinary tip every chef should know and perfect?

Save, leverage all the ingredients to the maximum, and try not to waste anything.

7. What does good food mean to you?

Taste, color, presentation, temperature, and seasoning is the key to having a good meal.

8. What features are important to you when selecting your chef outfit? 

Make it elegant, comfortable and simple.

9. Favorite ingredient to work with? 

Healthy, fresh, seasonal foods that are organic without preservatives.

10. Favorite City to dine out in? 

Paris, France.

11. Best Dish you have ever made? 

I would say that for all the dishes I prepare I try my best for them to taste good and that the person who tastes them enjoys them.

12. What do you like to eat most often on your days off? 

Healthy meals, made by me using fresh ingredients.

13. Person you would most like to cook for? 

Friends and family.

14. What are some of the difficulties you’d say that chefs most often encounter?

Lack of order among the employees, lack of organization in a work team, or poor communication between the teams. To achieve great results you have to work as a team.

15. What made you decide to become a chef?
My passion and love for cooking. I love to spend time cooking and especially transmit my knowledge to others, so I have written 5 cookbooks and I share every week on television my passion to cook.

Connect with our September 2022 Chef of the Month
Instagram: @chefyeikel
Click here for his cookbook

Shop Chef Coats

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