Camarones al Ajillo (Garlic Shrimp)


Quick, easy and delicious shrimp that can be served over white rice or mofongo.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
4 servings


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • ¼ cup butter

  • ½ green bell pepper, sliced

  • 1 large onion, sliced

  • 10 cloves garlic, pressed

  • 1 pound fresh large shrimp, shelled and deveined

  • ½ cup tomato sauce

  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley

  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (Optional)

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. Heat the olive oil and butter in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in the bell pepper and onion; cook and stir until the onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in the garlic, and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute more. Add the shrimp and cook until opaque, about 2 minutes on each side. Stir in the tomato sauce, parsley, and red pepper flakes, and cook until tomato sauce is warmed through, about 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

Editor's Note

These are delicious served with Mofongo.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

257 Calories
16g Fat
9g Carbs
20g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 257
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 8g 41%
Cholesterol 203mg 68%
Sodium 445mg 19%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 20g
Vitamin C 22mg 109%
Calcium 71mg 5%
Iron 4mg 21%
Potassium 394mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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