Thursday, July 28, 2011

Camarones en Mojo de Ajo (Mexican Shrimp wet with Garlic!)

Camarones en Mojo de Ajo

Shrimp Wet with Garlic

From my book A gringo's guide to Authentic Mexican Cooking

Mexico’s version of scampi: Mmmm . . .

5 cloves garlic

1 teaspoon coarse salt

5 black peppercorns

2 chiles de arbol

3 tablespoons butter

1 pound medium shrimp, peeled

In a molcajete, (Mexican Mortar and pestle) crush and grind the garlic and salt to a paste. Then grind in the black peppercorns and chiles de arbol. Set aside.

In a medium sauté pan, melt the butter until it is bubbling but not browned; add the shrimp. Sauté until almost done, then add the garlic mixture. Continue cooking until the shrimp are done and the garlic has fully cooked.

Serves 4

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