Camarones al Mojo de Ajo is a yummy and traditional Mexican recipe made with succulent shrimp in a butter garlic sauce. It’s so delicious you will want to lick your plate clean.
Who doesn’t love shrimp? They are a gift from the ocean. I hate cleaning them, though. Taking out the poop vein can be quite the chore and, believe me, I’m no pooper scooper. Sometimes, if it’s in my budget, I’ll buy them already deveined and ready to go.
No vampires at my house. To make this sauce, it requires A LOT of garlic. By that I mean, a full head of garlic. Not just one lonely clove. We’re using an entire head of garlic for the sauce. If you feed it to your significant other, two negatives make a positive. See… I learned something in high school math. LOL.
Camarones al Mojo de Ajo, or Shrimp in Garlic Sauce, is not a heart healthy dish but it’s delish. You’re going to need an entire stick of butter. Because everything is better with buttah!!
Use half of a stick of butter for the mojo, or the sauce. Add to the blender along with the garlic, and zippity zappity blend until smooth.
See the bottom? There’s a lot of goodness down there. Make sure you get all of it when you’re adding it to the pan.
More butter goes into the pan. Add the mojo sauce and let it melt. You could add this sauce to dirt, and it would taste good.
Next up, add the shrimp.
Let this cook for a few minutes. The shrimp are ready when they are pink. Do not let them go any further than that, or they will get rubbery. Who wants that?!
Serve with rice to help soak up the sauce, lime wedges, and saltine crackers. Hope you enjoy!
Watch Video How to Make Camarones al Mojo de Ajo
- 1 lb medium shrimp
- 1 stick of butter, divided
- 1 head of garlic
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- Juice of 1 lime
- Chopped cilantro (topping)
- Peel, devein, and wash shrimp.
- Set aside until ready to use.
- In a blender, add ½ stick of butter, garlic, olive oil, lime juice, salt, and pepper.
- Blend until smooth.
- In a large skillet, melt the remaining stick of butter.
- Add all of the garlic mixture from the blender.
- Melt. About 1 minute.
- Add the raw shrimp.
- Cook for 3-4 minutes or until shrimp is pink.
- Top shrimp with butter sauce and chopped cilantro.
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