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Sliced raw shrimp with a green sauce topped with sliced red onions

Shrimp Aguachile

The BEST recipe for Aguachile De Camaron!  The shrimp is marinated with a sauce made of jalapeños & serrano peppers, cilantro and lime juice. Easy, heathy & delicious! 
Course appetizer or lunch, Main Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 160kcal
Author Ana Frias


  • 1 lb good quality raw shrimp. It's okay to use previously frozen shrimp
  • 1 jalapeño pepper or 2 serrano chilies if you like it more spicy stemmed and cut into 1/4-inch pieces
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • tablespoons fresh juice from 4 limes
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion
  • cucumber thinly sliced
  • 1 sliced avocado
  • Tostadas or corn tortilla chips for serving


  • Split shrimp in half lengthwise and discard any veins. Transfer to a plate cover with plastic, and refrigerate while we prepare the rest of the ingredients.
  • In a blender, add the chiles, cilantro, water & lime juice. Blend it thoroughly.
  • In a mixing bowl, toss shrimp with chili-lime marinade, onion, and cucumber. Season with salt and pepper to taste then place in refrigerator for 10 to 20 minutes.
  • Serve right away topped with avocado and tostadas, tortilla chips or saltines on the side.


Serving: 4oz of shrimp | Calories: 160kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 155mg | Sodium: 916mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 3g