Photo: Ralph Anderson; Styling: Mindi Shapiro Levine Photo by: Photo: Ralph Anderson; Styling: Mindi Shapiro Levine

Shrimp Mojo de Ajo

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.

Southern Living JULY 2007

  • Yield: Makes 8 servings
  • Prep time: 20 Minutes
  • Stand/soak: 30 Minutes
  • Grill: 4 Minutes


  • 24 (6-inch) wooden skewers
  • Garnishes: lime wedges, fresh cilantro sprigs, coarse sea salt


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.


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