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Shrimp Mojo de Ajo

Photo: Ralph Anderson; Styling: Mindi Shapiro Levine
Prep time 20 mins
Stand/Soak time 30 mins
Grill time 4 mins
Yield Makes 8 servings
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.


  • 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

How to Make It

  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.