Garlicky Shrimp-Cilantro Tacos (Tacos De Camarones Al Mojo De Aj

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by cookiedog

This is party food from the Cinco de Mayo Party article in Sunset magazine. Recipe courtesy Thomas Schnetz the owner of a popular Oakland restaurant. If you like garlic, and you like shrimp, you'll love this recipe!

Top Review by Dr. Jenny

DH and I made these tacos for lunch today and loved them. I halved the recipe (using 1 lb of shrimp), with the exception of the serrano peppers, of which I used 2. The only other modification is that we used olive oil in place of vegetable oil. I will definitely make these tacos again. Both DH and I prefer flour tortillas, so that is what I will use next time (I had corn tortillas on hand from another recipe). The freshly squeezed lime juice over the top is a must. Thanks for this keeper--it makes me think of warmer days!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil in a large frying pan over high heat. Add onions and chilies and cook, stirring frequently, until onions are lightly browned, about 10 minutes. Pour vegetables into a bowl and set aside.
  2. Melt butter in same frying pan over medium-high heat, add garlic, and stir until sizzling, about 1 minute.
  3. Add half of shrimp to pan. Stir until shrimp are bright pink and no longer wet looking in thickest part (cut to test), about 3-5 minutes; transfer shrimp to bowl with reserved vegetables.
  4. Add remaining shrimp to pan and cook as above, then return cooked shrimp and vegetables to a pan and stir everything together until hot, 2 to 3 minutes. Add cilantro and salt to taste.
  5. Serve shrimp in a large bowl with tortillas accompanied by lime wedges to squeeze over the top.

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