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Camarones al Mojo de Ajo (Mexican Garlic Shrimp)

You’re going to love this camarones al mojo de ajo recipe!

It’s easy, delicious and super quick.

The best part is that you can have it ready on the table in less than 20 minutes!

If you like shrimp recipes check out my Mexican shrimp cocktail.

camarones al mojo de ajo in a skillet

What are camarones al mojo de ajo?

Camarones al mojo de ajo is a simple dish consisting of shrimp in a butter and garlic sauce.

This easy dish contains just 5 ingredients.

Shrimp, garlic salt, butter, minced garlic and fresh lime juice.

Back when we used to eat out a lot I would always for this Mexican garlic shrimp.

It’s so good but expensive.

It’s a lot cheaper to make it yourself at home.

At home you can make it to suit your preference.

You can add more or less garlic depending on how garlicky you like it.

You can also season your shrimp the way you like it before cooking.

What kind of garlic should I use?

For this recipe you’ll want to use freshly minced garlic for the best taste.

While you can use store bought minced garlic in a pinch it won’t taste the same.

garlic butter shrimp with veggies and rice on a white plate

How to make Mexican garlic shrimp

I like to use peeled, deveined and tail off shrimp as it’s more convenient.

Make sure you’re using thawed shrimp.

I thaw mine overnight in the refrigerator.

Then I give it a quick rinse in a strainer.

Pat your shrimp dry with a paper towel.

Season the thawed shrimp with garlic salt.

I like to use Lawry’s garlic salt.

In my opinion it’s the best garlic salt out there.

I love that it has parsley flakes in it.

shrimp seasoned with garlic salt

Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium low heat.

Once the butter is melted add the minced garlic and cook for 5 minutes.

minced garlic and butter in a skillet

Then add the shrimp and cook for 3 minutes.

cooking shrimp in garlic sauce

Then stir and cook for another 3 minutes.

Next cover the skillet and continue to cook for another 2 minutes. Remove from heat.

Then squeeze a little fresh lime juice over the shrimp.

Serve the shrimp immediately so they don’t continue cooking in the hot skillet.

skillet of camarones al mojo de ajo

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What do you serve with camarones al mojo de ajo?

I served this Mexican garlic shrimp with rice and steamed broccoli and cauliflower.

It would also be good served with pasta.

Garlic butter shrimp

This camarones al mojo de ajo recipe is something the whole family will love.

It’s so quick and easy to throw together making it the perfect weeknight dinner.

garlic butter shrimp with rice and steamed veggies on a white plate

I really hope you enjoyed today’s easy recipe.

It’s one of our favorites!

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garlic butter shrimp with rice and steamed veggies on a white plate
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Camarones al mojo de ajo

Camarones al mojo de ajo is a delicious recipe consisting of shrimp cooked in a delicious butter and garlic sauce.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword camarones al mojo de ajo, camarones al mojo de ajo recipe, garlic butter shrimp, mexican garlic shrimp
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 280 kcal
Author Carissa

Ingredients

  • 20 oz medium shrimp tail off, peeled, deveined and thawed
  • 1 tsp garlic salt I use Lawry's
  • 6 tbs butter I use salted
  • 6 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/2 lime

Instructions

  1. Rinse the thawed shrimp in a strainer. Pat the shrimp dry with a paper towel.

  2. Season the shrimp with the garlic salt.

  3. Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium low heat.

  4. Once melted add the minced garlic and cook for 5 minutes.

  5. Add the shrimp and cook for 3 minutes.

  6. Then stir the shrimp and cook for another 3 minutes.

  7. Cover the skillet with the lid and cook for another 2 minutes. Remove the skillet from heat.

  8. Squeeze fresh lime juice over the shrimp.

  9. Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Camarones al mojo de ajo
Amount Per Serving
Calories 280 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 273mg91%
Sodium 901mg39%
Potassium 406mg12%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 29g58%
Vitamin A 529IU11%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 107mg11%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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