Veracruz style shrimp with garlic mojo sauce

Veracruz style shrimp with garlic mojo sauce

Today we will cook a very easy to prepare recipe, Veracruz style shrimp with garlic mojo. You don’t need a lot of culinary experience and ingredients, I will guide you to prepare shrimp with a soft texture, pleasant smell and delicious flavor.


  • 1 kilogram of shrimp
  • 3 garlic
  • Black pepper
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • Salt to taste

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  1. Peel 2 cloves of garlic and crush them, ideally you should have a garlic crusher to keep the juice, but if you do not have one you can do it with a fork, grater, in a blender or in a wooden mortar. Then place the crushed garlic cloves in a bowl and add salt and black pepper to taste, olive oil and vinegar.
  2. Wash very well and devein the shrimp, it is that line of black color that you can remove with a toothpick or skewer. Then, rinse again with water to remove any dirt that may remain on the shrimp and let them drain in a bowl.
  3. Once drained, add them to the previous mixture and let them macerate for about 25 minutes. If you have more time, let them macerate for 1 or 2 hours for more flavor.
  4. Peel and finely chop the remaining garlic. In a hot skillet over medium-low heat add the garlic you just chopped and the shrimp macerate. Fry the garlic for about 3 minutes, until golden brown. Once the garlic is fried, add the shrimp in groups of 6 so that they cook well.
  5. Lower the heat to low and fry the shrimp until they acquire a golden color, once you notice this, remove them from the pan.


  • For your Veracruz style garlic mojo shrimp to have a more intense flavor, add equal parts olive oil and chopped garlic.
  • It is always preferable to use fresh shrimp for this recipe, you can use frozen shrimp but try to thaw them well and let them drain the water.
  • Do not cook all the shrimp at the same time and do it over medium-low heat to prevent the shrimp from releasing all their juices and the garlic mojo from becoming too liquid.

We hope you liked this Veracruz style garlic mojo shrimp recipe, accompany this dish with cooked vegetables, salads and white rice.

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