Garlic shrimp recipe

Camarones al Ajillo Recipe (Garlic Shrimp)

Camarones al Ajillo Recipe (Garlic Shrimp): a simple dish that reminds me of trips to faraway coastal towns, restaurants overlooking the beach and lazy afternoons.
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine Dominican, Latino
Keyword camarones al ajillo dominicano, camarones al ajillo recipe, mojo de ajo shrimp recipe, shrimp ajillo recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 298kcal
Author Clara Gonzalez


  • 6 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons of mashed garlic
  • 2 green bell peppers chopped into squares
  • 2 lb [0.9 kg] of peeled shrimp
  • 1 teaspoon of sea salt (or more, to taste)
  • 2 limes cut into 4 quarters (for garnishing)


  • In a heavy saucepan heat the oil over very low heat. Cook and stir the garlic until it releases its aroma (about 2 mins). Stir in the bell peppers and cook and stir for another minute. Add the shrimps, and a cook and stir until they become pink throughout.
  • Season with salt to taste.
  • Garnish with the limes and serve with with tostones.


Calories: 298kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 381mg | Sodium: 1565mg | Potassium: 238mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1253IU | Vitamin C: 64mg | Calcium: 234mg | Iron: 4mg