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Shrimp Mexican Style or ranchero style

Shrimp Mexican Style, or “Ranchero Style”, is one of the easiest and quickest ways to eat shrimp, and it is also really delicious. It has the basic Mexican staples like tomato, onion, and peppers. Sometimes, I add a splash of white wine to the sauce and it tastes even better.
Course Main Course, Seafood
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 210kcal


  • 2 Tablespoon olive oil*
  • ½ of a medium white onion finely chopped
  • 2 small garlic cloves minced
  • 2 Serrano peppers**
  • 1 Pound tomatoes diced
  • 1 Pound raw shrimp cleaned and deveined.
  • ½ cup cilantro chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Heat oil over medium-high heat in a large skillet. Add the onion and cook for about 2 minutes until it starts looking transparent. Add the garlic and Serrano peppers and cook for 2 more minutes until the onion starts browning.
  • Stir in the chopped tomato, cover, and reduce heat to medium. Cook for about 10 to 12 minutes. The tomatoes will release their juices and will soften.
  • Add the shrimp. Season with salt and pepper and cook for about 3-4 minutes or until the shrimp change to an opaque color. Remove from heat and stir in the chopped cilantro.

Serve immediately with rice, warm corn tortillas, and lime wedges.


    • Sometimes I like to mix 1 tablespoon of olive oil and 1 tablespoon of butter.
    • You can use jalapeño peppers if you can’t find Serrano, and adjust the amount to your liking.


    Serving: 4oz | Calories: 210kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 285mg | Sodium: 889mg | Potassium: 420mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1110IU | Vitamin C: 24.7mg | Calcium: 185mg | Iron: 2.8mg