Camarones al Mojo de Ajo {Garlic Shrimp}

Don't let the title scare you.  Camarones al Mojo de Ajo is a delicious and aromatic shrimp dish with a butter, onion and garlic sauce.  Yum!

This recipe is super easy.  I've included measurements, which should be considered as suggestions. This is one of those recipes you can prepare however you like.  Add more shrimp, butter or garlic, this recipe is that simple. 

As with my Camarones a la Diabla, I don't peel the shrimp for this recipe.  We like to suck all that buttery goodness out of the shrimp. 

Camarones al Mojo de Ajo
(Garlic Shrimp)


  • 1 pound medium-sized shrimp
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • Chopped Parsley, fresh or dried

Heat butter in a large skillet, over medium-high heat.  Once butter has melted, add the garlic and onions; saute for 2 minutes.  Add shrimp to skillet; season with a little salt and black pepper.  Cover skillet and let the shrimp cook in the butter sauce until the shrimp turns a bright pink.  Stir shrimp to make sure that it is evenly cooked.  Turn of the heat.

Serve the shrimp on a plate.  Spoon butter sauce over shrimp.  Garnish with chopped parsley.  Serve over cooked spaghetti or with Mexican Rice, Hushpuppies and a green salad.  Enjoy!!!

You might also like these delicious Mexican shrimp dishes: 


  1. this looks very yummy!

  2. It looks good..instead of chopping the garling, i finely shredded just to make sure i don't have big chunks

  3. la esposa de RaulMarch 15, 2011 at 1:59 PM

    Gracias mija por publicar sus recetas =D

  4. I'm just a tad picky when it comes to seafood, can I peel my shrimp and still get the same result? Or would it completely kill the recipe? 

  5. Hi Jessica! 
    You will still get the same result if you peel your shrimp before cooking it.  Most seafood restaurants here in my small town give you that option.  :)   

  6. I used to order camarones al mojo de ajo when I lived in rural Jalisco. I love this dish and your recipe is very close to what I used to get at our local seafood place. LOVE IT! Thank you.

  7. Hi Leslie can you devein the shrimp? Or just leave them like that? Thank you!

  8. Love the recipe. Thx

  9. The color is a tad too beige. Is it ok to perhaps add some paprika or something for color?