Mojo de ajo is like a garlic gravy that infuses the grilled shrimp with fantastically zesty flavor. This dish employs a great trick many cooks don't know: using skillets on the grill, which gives fiery grilled flavor to simmered components like the garlic and onion.

Paola Briseño González
Recipe by Cooking Light July 2016

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Credit: Dylan and Jeni; Styling: Scott Horne

Recipe Summary

active:
55 mins
total:
55 mins
Yield:
Serves 4 (serving size: 4 shrimp and about 3 tbsp. sauce)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat grill to medium-high heat.

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  • Combine oil, onion, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and garlic in a medium stainless steel skillet. Place skillet on grill; cover and grill 10 minutes or until garlic is soft and golden brown. Remove pan from grill; stir in parsley and juice. Return pan to the grill; cover and grill 2 minutes.

  • Add shrimp to grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 4 minutes or until grill marks appear, turning after 2 minutes. Remove shrimp from grill, and place in pan; toss to coat with juice mixture. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper.

  • Arrange shrimp and mojo on a platter; sprinkle with serrano slices.

Nutrition Facts

262 calories; fat 15.3g; saturated fat 2.1g; mono fat 10g; poly fat 1.7g; protein 24g; carbohydrates 7g; fiber 1g; cholesterol 214mg; iron 1mg; sodium 616mg; calcium 115mg; sugars 1g; added sugar 0g.
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