Shrimp Aguachilie

This is something i normally buy from a Mexican super market but today i found a recipe for it and headed to the store. OMG SOOOOOOO much better then the store bought stuff.


lets start

  • 1 lb fresh raw shrimp
  • 4 serrano chilies, stemmed and rough chopped (or 2 if you want it mild)
  • Juice of 5-6 limes
  • 1/3 cup cilantro
  • 1 tsp salt plus 1/4 tsp more
  • 1/2 small red onion, finely sliced
  • 1/3 cucumber

You will need to butterfly the shrimp. Using a sharp knife, cut each shrimp lengthwise along the back.

In a blender, add the chilies, lime juice, cilantro, and the first teaspoon of salt. Blend until the chilies are just broken up. Don’t worry about making a smooth paste. A few chunks of chili are not a problem.
Cover the shrimp with the blended sauce. Marinate in the refrigerator for 15 – 20 minutes. You will know it’s done when the surface of the shrimp  begins to turn opaque and white.
While the shrimp is marinating, peel the cucumber and scrape out the seeds.
Add the cucumber & onion to the bowl of shrimp and toss to combine. Spoon the shrimp, cucumber,onions and sauce into a large flat serving dish. Sprinkle with the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt. Top with the sliced onions and serve with tostadas or chips.
This was sooo good. as i was making it you could smell the amazingness it was light and fresh and limey ….mmmm im making my mouth water blogging about it.
hope you enjoy this … i will soooo be making this again… a lot.

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