How to Make Aguachile

Three Methods:Prepare the shrimpPrepare the sauceFinish the dish

"Aguachile" is a great alternative for highlighting the classic flavors of shrimp, chili pepper, and lemon. This article will teach you how to make it. Read on!

Ingredients

Makes 8 portions

  • 2 lbs of shrimp
  • 1 red onion, sliced
  • 6 green chili peppers (jalapeƱo or Serrano)
  • 2 cucumbers
  • Juice of 7 lemons or 12 limes
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Cilantro, chopped
  • Avocado and tomato, sliced for decoration

Part 1
Prepare the shrimp

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    Prepare the shrimp. Peel, devein, and wash the shrimp. Let them drain for 5 minutes.
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    Marinate them. Place the shrimp in a bowl and cover them with the juice of 7 limes or 4 lemons.
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    Let them rest. Put the bowl with the shrimp in the refrigerator for 20 minutes. They will marinate better if you cover the bowl.
    • Once the shrimp are marinated, drain them and put them aside for plating.

Part 2
Prepare the sauce

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    Process the ingredients. Put the chili peppers, cilantro, and juice of 3 limes (or 2 lemons) in a blender. Process them until you have a uniform mixture.
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    Marinate the onion (optional). Finely slice the onion and place it in a bowl. Cover the slices with the juice of 2 limes (or 1 lemon).
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    Prepare the cucumbers. Slice the cucumbers; season them with salt, pepper, and a bit of lime juice. Put them aside for plating.
    • You can also season the cucumbers with chili powder, depending on how spicy you want to dish to be.

Part 3
Finish the dish

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    Plate the dish. Place all of the ingredients on a platter or large plate.
    • First, place a layer of cucumbers on the plate.
    • Then, put the shrimp on top.
    • Cover the shrimp with the sliced onion.
    • Pour the chili mixture over the other ingredients.
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    Season with salt and pepper to taste.
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    Decorate the edge of the plate with tomato and/or avocado slices.

Tips

  • You can also add garlic to the chili mixture to give it a bit of extra flavor.

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Categories: Recipes