Shrimp in green Aguachile

Shrimp in green aguachile

Shrimp in green aguachile is part of the authentic Mexican recipe using vegetarian oyster mushrooms as a substitute for shrimp.

The combination of tender shrimp, mushrooms and serrano chiles make this one of the best aguachile recipes out there.


  • 500 grams of shrimp
  • 2 serrano peppers
  • ¼ white onion
  • ½ red onion in thin slices
  • 1 clove garlic
  • ½ cup cilantro, stems removed
  • 8 mushrooms
  • 2 cucumbers, peeled
  • 12 limes
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Clean and devein the shrimp by cutting off their tails and heads, rinse with plenty of water and set aside in a bowl.
  2. Clean the mushrooms with a damp towel, do not wash them as it will change the texture of the mushroom, then cut the stems of the mushrooms.
  3. Crush the stems with two forks and place them in a large bowl along with the shrimp and marinate with 8 squeezed limes and salt, refrigerate for 20 minutes.
  4. Place the serrano peppers, onion, garlic, juice of 4 limes and cilantro in a blender and process until you get a sauce.
  5. Cut cucumbers in half and cut into crescent shapes, thinly sliced. Thinly slice the onion, then add the cucumbers and onions to a large bowl.
  6. Pour the serrano sauce over the cucumber and onion mixture, marinate for 2 to 4 hours and squeeze in additional lemon juice if needed.
  7. After marinating time is done, combine mushrooms and shrimp with cucumber and onion mixture, add salt to taste, and top with avocado and extra cilantro.


  • Reduce the amount of chiles if you are not a lover of spicy dishes.
  • If mushrooms aren’t your thing, feel free to use just the shrimp.
  • Serve your shrimp in aguachile verde with tostadas, add cilantro and avocado.
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