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.

Recipe by Cooking Light July 2016


Credit: Dylan and Jeni; Styling: Scott Horne

Recipe Summary

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


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat grill to medium-high heat.

  • 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.