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

Total Time
10 mins
25 mins

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!

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  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.