Camarones Al Mojo De Ajo (Easy Marinade)

Easy Camarones al Mojo de Ajo: A delightful marinade made with garlic, lime juice, and olive oil that elevates shrimp and squid to a flavorful new level. Try it now!

Welcome to a culinary journey inspired by the vibrant flavors of Mexico! Join me as we embark on a delectable adventure with our recipe for Camarones al Mojo de Ajo.

From the tantalizing marinade to the aromatic sauté, this dish is a symphony of flavors that will tantalize your taste buds.

Let’s dive right in and create a seafood feast that will impress your family and friends alike!

Ready Time

1 hrs 15 mins


6 servings


  • 1 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 3 heads garlic, cloves peeled
  • 4 limes, juiced
  • 4 tablespoons white vinegar
  • Salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 4 pounds cleaned baby squid, bodies sliced crosswise into 1/2 rings, large tentacles halved
  • 24 large jumbo prawns, cleaned
  • 4 dried pasilla chiles, seeded and sliced


Begin by meticulously blending a harmonious mixture of one-quarter cup of extra-virgin olive oil, one-quarter cup of unsalted butter, the aromatic cloves from three heads of peeled garlic, the refreshing juice of four limes, four tablespoons of crisp white vinegar, and a hint of salt and ground black pepper to awaken your palate. Next, gently immerse your cleaned baby squid, sliced into delicate half rings, and the majestic jumbo prawns into this flavorful marinade.

Ensure they are fully coated in this tantalizing elixir, then respectfully cover the bowl and allow it to rest in the refrigerator for a leisurely 30 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld and caress the seafood.

When the time has come, heat the remaining one-quarter cup of olive oil and one-quarter cup of butter in a skillet, infusing it with warmth and readiness. Gracefully introduce the dried pasilla chiles, sliced and waiting to unleash their fragrance, and sauté them for a minute or two, allowing their essence to permeate the air.

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Finally, boldly add the marinated squid and prawns to the skillet, and with careful attention, cook and stir until they achieve an even, alluring brown hue.

Allow them to bask in the heat for 10 to 15 minutes per side, ensuring they are cooked through and enveloped in the captivating flavors of the marinade. As the dish nears completion, savor the aromatic symphony that fills the air and prepare yourself for a culinary adventure that will leave an indelible mark on your taste buds.

Nutrional Value

  • Calories: 580
  • Fat: 40g
  • Protein: 50g
  • Carbohydrates: 15g (of which 5g is dietary fiber)
  • Cholesterol: 250mg
  • Sodium: 950mg
  • Potassium: 450mg
  • Vitamin A: 20%
  • Vitamin C: 50%
  • Calcium: 15%
  • Iron: 15%
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