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Aguachile Recipe (Mexican Shrimp Ceviche)

This aguachile recipe is an essential Mexican ceviche from Sinaloa, made with shrimp and/or scallops in lime juice, cucumber and chilies to make the perfect dish.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: jalapeno, scallops, serrano, shrimp, spicy
Servings: 6
Calories: 35kcal

Ingredients

FOR THE SHRIMP

  • 1 pound raw shrimp peeled, deveined and sliced in half lengthwise
  • 1 cup lime juice about the juice from 3-4 large limes
  • Salt to taste

FOR THE RED ONION

  • 1 small red onion thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 1 cup water

FOR THE AGUACHILE MARINADE

  • 1/2 cup lime juice reserved from cooking the shrimp
  • 1 tablespoon jugo maggi or use soy sauce
  • 3 cloves garlic chopped
  • 3/4 cup fresh cilantro
  • 1 large jalapeno pepper chopped
  • 1 serrano pepper chopped
  • Salt to taste

AGUACHILE GARNISH

  • 1 medium cucumber peeled and deseeded, sliced into crescents
  • 3 radishes thinly sliced
  • 2 serrano peppers thinly sliced
  • Chopped fresh cilantro
  • Spicy chili flakes

Instructions

FOR THE SHRIMP

  • Place the sliced shrimp into a bowl and cover with 1 cup fresh lime juice, enough to completely cover the shrimp. Use more as needed.
  • Add salt to taste let the lime juice "cook" the shrimp for 30 minutes, flipping once part way through. The shrimp will turn pink in color.

FOR THE RED ONION

  • While the shrimp is cooking, add the red onion to a bowl. Add the vinegar and enough water to cover the onions. Soak until ready to use.

FOR THE AGUACHILE MARINADE

  • Add the 1/2 cup reserved lime juice, jugo maggi (or soy sauce), garlic, cilantro, jalapeno, serrano, and salt to taste to a food processor. Process until smooth.

ASSEMBLE THE AGUACHILE

  • Add the shrimp with remaining lime juice to a serving bowl. Pour the aguachile marinade over it.
  • Top with sliced red onion, cucumbers, chili peppers, and radish. Cover and refrigerate at least 30 minutes to chill.
  • Top with fresh herbs. Sprinkle with red chili flakes.
  • Serve cold with tortilla chips.

Notes

Nutritional information estimated without tortilla chips.

Nutrition

Calories: 35kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 175mg | Potassium: 208mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 255IU | Vitamin C: 27mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 1mg