Shrimp Mojo de Ajo

Photo: Ralph Anderson; Styling: Mindi Shapiro Levine
Try these shrimp that are smothered in a Mojo de Ajo sauce made from Guajillo peppers that boast a tangy taste with a kick of heat.

Yield:

Makes 8 servings

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Recipe Time

Prep: 20 Minutes
Stand/Soak: 30 Minutes
Grill: 4 Minutes

Ingredients

24 unpeeled, large raw shrimp
1/2 cup Mojo de Ajo
24 (6-inch) wooden skewers
Garnishes: lime wedges, fresh cilantro sprigs, coarse sea salt

Preparation

1. Peel shrimp, leaving tails on; devein, if desired. Combine shrimp and Mojo de Ajo, tossing to coat. Let stand 30 minutes.

2. Meanwhile, soak wooden skewers in water 30 minutes.

3. Remove shrimp from Mojo de Ajo, discarding marinade. Thread 1 shrimp onto each skewer.

4. Grill, covered with grill lid, over medium-high heat 1 to 2 minutes on each side or just until shrimp turn pink. Garnish, if desired.

Note:

Lanny Lancarte, II,

Lanny's Alta Cocina Mexicana, Fort Worth, Texas,

July 2007