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A white bowl with raw shrimps covered in chile water and garnished with 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, healthy & 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
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • tablespoons fresh juice from 4 limes
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • ¼ cup thinly sliced red onion
  • cucumber thinly sliced
  • 1 sliced avocado
  • Tostadas or corn tortilla chips for serving


  • Slice the shrimp in half lengthwise and discard any veins. The process is to open it like a butterfly and not cutting all the way through.
  • Transfer to a large dish or bowl and cover with plastic. Refrigerate while we prepare the rest of the ingredients.
  • In a blender, add the chiles, cilantro, water & lime juice. Puree thoroughly.
  • Add the aguachile mixture to the shrimps. Add the red onion and cucumber at this point if you would like. Otherwise, you can just garnish it when serving.
  • Sprinkle some salt and pepper to taste then place in refrigerator for 10 to 20 minutes. 
  • Serve right away topped with sliced avocado, cucumbers and red onion. Eat with tostadas, tortilla chips, or saltines.


Aguachile is best if consumed immediately. It tastes better when it's raw and does not sit for too long. If you must store some away, place in an airtight container and placed in refrigerator. Eat in 24 hours of less.


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