top of page

Camarones Al Mojo de Ajo

Updated: Nov 29, 2021

This is a shrimp-based Mexican dish that is rich in a delicious homemade garlic sauce that will impress everyone. With hints of spice from the fresh jalapeños, the flavors dance on your tongue that really make you slow down and savor each bite.

I paired this recipe with a basic side salad using a romaine lettuce base, shredded carrots, sliced cucumbers, tomatoes and avocado with the juice of half a lemon and some garlic sauce from the shrimp to top off! I also made fresh Spanish rice that is my mother's recipe and will have a dedicated page for you to refer back to.

This recipe comes from my sister's father-in-law, Don Alex who was born and raised in Jalisco, Mexico known for it's tequila and amazing food! Watching him cook this recipe as he walked me through it was such an incredible experience. All the heart he put into making this dish and carefully explaining to me his method and ingredients make me grateful that he shared this with me. I hope you all have the same joy that Don Alex has when cooking and enjoying this dish.

Here's what you'll need:

Yields: 4 servings

Prep time: 10 Cook Time: 10 Total Time: 20 mins


2lbs jumbo shrimp (with shells on)

1.5 stick of butter (3/4 cup)

8 cloves of garlic, minced

¼ yellow onion, minced

1 jalapeño, sliced in rounds (optional)

1 TSP Salt

1 TSP Pepper

Lemon zest (From 1 lemon)

Juice of ½ lemon


Step 1: Wash your shrimp and pat dry with a paper towel. Be sure to keep shells on shrimp for added flavor!

Step 2: In a large skillet over medium heat, add the butter and let it melt.

Step 3: After the butter has melted, add the sliced jalapeños, minced garlic, onion and lemon zest and stir together to make sure the ingredients are coated in butter.

Step 4: Once the garlic is fragrant, carefully add in the shrimp in an even layer. Add the salt, pepper and juice of ½ a lemon. Cook shrimp 3-4 minutes on each side or until shrimp is opaque and flip to cook the other side.

Step 5: Serve with a side salad and Spanish white rice and enjoy!

28 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All
bottom of page