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Sautéed Buttery Garlic Shrimp

“Camarones al Mojo de Ajo” (Sautéed Buttery Garlic Shrimp) is a classic seafood dish often found in Mexican Restaurants. You can’t go wrong making this your “go-to” seafood selection. And you DEFINITELY can’t go wrong making it at home, from scratch. Give it a go… they’re super easy to make!

Serves 4
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 12 mins


  • 1 LB of Large Headless White Shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 6 TBS Unsalted Butter
  • 1/2 Onion, chopped
  • 6 Garlic Cloves, minced
  • 1/2 TSP Salt
  • 1/4 TSP Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 Lime, juiced
  • 1 TBS chopped Cilantro
  • Cooked Refried Beans (for serving as a side)
  • Cooked Rice (for serving as a side)


  1. Start with melting the unsalted butter on a large skillet and over medium heat.
  2. Once butter is all melted, add the onion, garlic, salt and ground pepper. Cook for a 5 minutes, stirring repeatedly until the onions become translucent.
  3. Add the lime juice and continue to sautée for 2 minutes.
  4. Raise the heat to medium-high heat and add the shrimp. Cook for 5 minutes and make sure you flip the shrimp to cook thoroughly on both sides.
  5. Once the shrimp are fully pink, remove the skillet from heat and garnish with fresh chopped cilantro.
  6. Plate with refried beans and rice on the side, along with warm tortillas. Add a little spice with your favorite red or green salsa.
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