I love to grill and shrimp is the perfect great everyday meal because it’s quick and delicious! Mojo is a delicious sauce and marinade used in Hispanic cooking. It is a delicious combination of citrus juices, tons of garlic, fresh cilantro, cumen, paprika and a little heat from jalapenos or Serrano peppers. Mojo sauce is incredibly easy to make and it will turn simple grilled shrimp into a flavor explosion that is simply delicioso! Have you tried making your own mojo? Share your recipe in the comments below!
Grilled Mojo Shrimp
1 bunch cilantro, finely chopped
6-8 cloves garlic, minced
1 jalapeno, deveined and finely chopped
2 teaspoons kosher salt
1.5 teaspoons ground cumen
1.5 teaspoons smoked paprika
Fresh cracked pepper
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
1/4 cup fresh orange juice
4 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon vinegar, use your favorite
1 pound medium shrimp, peeled, deveined and thawed
In a mixing bowl, combine the cilantro, jalapeno, garlic, spices, juices and olive oil. Whisk combine all the ingredients.
In another mixing bowl, add the shrimp and marinate it with about half of the mojo sauce for about 15-25 minutes. Then, grill the shrimp until both sides turn that beautiful bright pink color. Once the shrimp turn pink, immediately take them off the grill.
Serve on a platter with the other half of the mojo sauce for dipping.