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

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


  • 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


  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.