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Camarones al Mojo de Ajo (Mexican Shrimp in Garlic Mojo Sauce) Recipe

Camarones al Mojo de Ajo (Mexican Shrimp in Garlic Mojo Sauce)


In this authentic, easy Mexican recipe giant shrimp and baby octopus are cooked in garlic mojo sauce that is flavored with pasilla chiles.


  • ½ cup olive oil, divided
  • ½ cup butter, divided
  • 1 head garlic, cloves peeled
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 pounds cleaned baby squid, bodies sliced crosswise into 1/2 rings, large tentacles halved
  • 12 large jumbo prawns, cleaned
  • 2 dried pasilla chile, seeded and sliced


  1. Combine 1/4 olive oil, 1/4 cup of butter, garlic, lime juice, vinegar, salt, and pepper in a blender; blend until marinade is smooth.
  2. Place squid and prawns into a bowl, pour in marinade, and stir until well coated. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  3. Heat remaining 1/4 cup olive oil and 1/4 cup butter in a skillet over medium heat and cook chile until fragrant, 1 to 2 minutes. Add squid and shrimp; cook and stir until evenly browned, 10 to 15 minutes per side.

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Nutritional Information

Camarones al Mojo de Ajo (Mexican Shrimp in Garlic Mojo Sauce)

Servings Per Recipe: 4
Calories: 660.2
% Daily Value *
protein: 79 %
carbohydrates: 2 %
exchange other carbs:
dietary fiber: 5 %
fat: 82 %
saturated fat: 92 %
cholesterol: 42 %
vitamin a iu: 56 %
niacin equivalents: 34 %
vitamin b6: 23 %
vitamin c: 13 %
folate: 2 %
calcium: 14 %
iron: 26 %
magnesium: 7 %
potassium: 6 %
sodium: 11 %
thiamin: 5 %
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*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
**Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
(-)Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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