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Original Shrimp Aguachile Recipe

The wonderful thing about Mexican cuisine is that it is able to include all kinds of flavors and ingredients and transform them into something really delicious, proof of this is this incredible aguachile, an exquisite dish that, no matter what time of year you are, you will always have a craving for it.

This shrimp aguachile is perfect for where you want something simple, fast, and delicious.

Mexican Shrimp Aguachile recipe

Preparing an authentic Mexican aguachile is very easy since you only need to prepare a sauce in the blender that is the one that will give the spicy flavor to this dish and with which we are going to marinate the shrimp.


(Serves 3 people)

  • 400 gr raw shrimps

  • ¾ cup lemon juice

  • ½ cucumber, peeled and seeded

  • 2 to 4 serrano peppers, chopped

  • ½ cup coriander leaves

  • ¼ red onion filleted

  • Corn tostadas (for serving)

  • Salt

  • Black pepper


  1. Peel and clean the shrimp, remove the head and the vein or black strip

  2. Cut them lengthwise to make a butterfly cut, you can cut completely or leave the shrimp in the shape of a butterfly

  3. Peel the cucumber, cut in half, remove the seeds and cut into half-moons

  4. Blend the lemon juice, serrano pepper, coriander, salt, and pepper (remove seeds from the pepper for a milder flavor)

  5. Place the shrimp in a bowl or plate, cover with the lemon and chili mixture and marinate for 30 minutes in the refrigerator

  6. Mix with the cucumber in half moons and with the purple onion

  7. Season to taste and serve with toast

This is a typical dish from the coasts of the Mexican Pacific, especially Sinaloa, Nayarit, and Sonora. The main characteristic of this dish is that the shrimp are eaten raw, but other seafood or fish can also be used. Some chefs like Chef Oropeza, like to add English sauce and Maggi seasoning.

We recommend accompanying this shrimp aguachile with tostadas and with a delicious "Mexican style" beer. Enjoy!

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