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Recipe: Marinated Seafood Salad, “Aguachile Verde”

Courtesy of Chef Victor Alonso Vázquez Campos, Embassy of Mexico, Tokyo.


Aguachile Verde  

Ingredients (serves 6):

  • 1kg of large shrimps
  • 15 limes
  • ½ bunch cilantro
  • 7 chiles de arbol
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 cucumber
  • Salt, to taste
  • Tostadas


  1. Wash, shell and butterfly the shrimps. Place them in a row in a pan.
  2. Grind the lime juice (without seeds), the coriander (already washed), the chiles de arbol, and salt to taste, until everything becomes a liquid green sauce.
  3. Cover the shrimps with the sauce and marinate for 30-45 minutes (the shrimps should turn a color between orange and white).
  4. Peel and slice the cucumber and avocado. These will serve as the “canvas” for the shrimps. Serve with tostadas.


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