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Aguachile de Camaron Con Mango (Spicy Shrimp with Mango

Fresh, fresh, fresh! If you enjoy a spicy shrimp ceviche then aguachile is a must for you to try! 

Course Appetizer, Shrimp
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword aguachiles
Servings 2 Servings
Author Sonia

Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 12 jumbo shrimp peeled, cleaned and butterflied open
  • 1 large mango divide in two
  • 2 habanero peppers
  • 2 serrano peppers
  • Kosher salt
  • 1 cup fresh lime juice plus 1 more lime for mango puree
  • Tajin to taste
  • 1 medium english cucumber seeded
  • 1/3 red onion sliced thin
  • 1 avocado diced large
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro chopped fine

Instructions

Directions

  1. After you clean and butterfly the shrimp, rinse in cold water and pat dry with paper towels.
  2. Add half of the mango to the blender with 1 habanero pepper. Squeeze in the juice of 1-2 limes, tajin and salt to taste. Blend on high until smooth. Set aside.
  3. Roughly chop the remaining habanero and 1 of the serranos. Transfer to molcajete with a good pinch of kosher salt. Using the pestle, grind into a paste.
  4. Pour in the 1 cup of lime juice and stir well to combine with chile paste. Season with salt to taste. Fold in the shrimp and sir well to coat all the shrimp evenly. Let sit for 5 minutes.

  5. Add the cucumber and red onion. Dice the remaining mango and mix in. Fold in the avocado and mix in as much of the mango puree to your liking. Garnish with cilantro. If you like, you can slice the remaining serrano for garnish before serving. Serve with homemade chips, saltine crackers or tostadas. 

Recipe Notes

I would suggest having all of your ingredients prepped before adding the fresh shrimp into the lime juice. It will be ready and the most tender in just a few minutes. The longer it sits in the lime juice, it will change the texture and become more chewy.