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Shrimp with cilantro , diced tomatoes and broth in a cast iron pan with a utensil holding some of the shrimp

Camarones a la Mexicana

Camarones a la Mexicana is Mexican Shrimp! This is fast food at its absolute best! The freshest ingredients combine for the freshest and most vibrant flavors you can imagine! Enjoy this amazing dish today!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 3 people
Calories 140 kcal


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 5 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 serrano pepper minced; reduce number of chilies and/or deseed them for a milder dish
  • 1 small onion minced
  • 1 pound shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 1 large tomato diced; or 2 Roma tomatoes diced
  • 1 lime juiced
  • cilantro handful, roughly chopped; extra for garnish if desired
  • 1 ts cayenne reduce amount for a milder dish
  • ½ ts salt plus additional to taste
  • ½ ts pepper plus additional to taste


  • Heat olive oil in a skillet on medium high. Add minced garlic, chilies, and onion to the skillet and stir constantly for a couple of minutes.
    minced onion, garlic, and chilies in a skillet
  • Add diced tomato and spices, and stir fry for 1 minute.
    Minced chilies, garlic, and onion, diced tomatoes and spices in a skillet with a wooden spoon
  • Add shrimp, and cook for around 3 minutes or until the shrimp changes color and curls up and is cooked. Stir frequently and take care not to overcook the shrimp.
    raw shrimp, diced tomato, minced garlic, serrano peppers and onion in a pan with a wooden spoon
  • Add lime juice and cilantro and stir. Inhale the delicious and fragrant aroma of this dish!
    Camarones a la Mexicana with cilantro in a pan
  • Enjoy and serve with lots of love!
    Camarones a la Mexicana in a cast iron pan


The quantity of serrano pepper and cayenne that I use in this recipe does make this a very spicy dish! If you prefer a milder dish, then you can reduce the number of serrano peppers and/or deseed them. Feel free to also adjust the amount of cayenne pepper to suit your tastes.
Enjoy this great Mexican fast food!  I like to serve this with rice, which absorbs the delicious juices.  You will absolutely love this dish!  


Calories: 140kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 17gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 143mgSodium: 937mgPotassium: 318mgFiber: 2gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 822IUVitamin C: 16mgCalcium: 84mgIron: 1mg
Keyword seafood, Shrimp
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