camarones al mojo de ajo

Camarones al Mojo de Ajo

Shrimp cooked in a delicious garlic butter sauce is sure to become a family favorite.  This is a fast, easy, and flavorful way to prepare and serve shrimp.  The sauce is great for dipping tortillas.  It’s one of Baker’s Man’s favorite meals, and I’m sure it will become a favorite in your family, too.

After you melt butter with olive oil in a pan, add garlic and a little salt.  Throw in some shrimp and stir fry until the shrimp are cooked.  Toss with some chopped cilantro, and you’re ready to serve.

camarones al mojo de ajo 1Our family completely goes overboard on carbs the night I serve this because we like to have a side of rice pilaf and some vegetables with it, but our favorite part is dipping warm tortillas into the shrimp infused garlic butter that’s left in the bottom of our serving dishes.  It’s so good that we can’t stop eating it.

camarones al mojo de ajoThis is so simple to make that it’s hard to believe it’s so delicious.  Give it a try.  You’ll be glad you did.

Thanks for visiting Patty Cake’s Pantry.

Camarones al Mojo de Ajo
Recipe type: Dinner
Cuisine: Mexican
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Serves: 4
Shrimp cooked in a garlic butter sauce with fresh cilantro is a simple and delicious dinner entree that your family is sure to love. Chef's Note: If you don't have access to fresh cilantro, add 1 tablespoon of dried cilantro just before you add the shrimp. Proceed with the rest of the recipe.
  • 1 pound of raw medium to large shrimp (20 - 25 shrimp per pound), peeled and deveined
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt (or to taste)
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
  1. Heat olive oil int he bottom of a deep skillet over medium heat
  2. Add butter and garlic to skillet.
  3. Stir until butter is melted and garlic is beginning to become translucent.
  4. Add Shrimp to pan.
  5. Stir continuously until shrimp are pink and opaque.
  6. Sprinkle with cilantro and toss well.
  7. Serve with tortillas or bread for dipping in the butter.

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 301
% Daily Value
Total Fat 20.5g
Saturated Fat 8.9g
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 269mg
Sodium 433mg
Total Carbohydrates 2.8g
Dietary Fiber 0.0g
Sugars 0.0g
Protein 26.2g
Vitamin A 15%
Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 11%
Iron 2%

4 thoughts on “Camarones al Mojo de Ajo

  1. Can’t wait to try this dish. Sounds simply delectable. Hard to beat starting with garlic butter and olive oil. Since I’ll be in Ensenada
    Harbor this week, I will look for this camaronies dish. I know I will serve it often.

    I agree with the rice pilaf and tortillas. What do you think of serving it over linguini, or angel hair pasta for a change, somewhat like scampi?

    Thank you, Patty. Great photos.

    1. Brenda, you are absolutely right that this would go well over pasta. I might switch the cilantro for Italian parsley, but I know it would be delicious that way, too.
      Enjoy Ensenada. I wish I could go with you.

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