Shrimp aguachile tostadas

Shrimp aguachile tostadas

Today we bring you this recipe to prepare some crunchy and tasty shrimp tostadas with aguachile, a very practical and delicious meal with an explosive mix of flavors and textures from incorporating jalapeño and guajillo peppers to the preparation!


  • 500 grams of medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 guajillo chile, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fine sea salt
  • 1 ½ cups fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 ½ tablespoons finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 cup cucumber, peeled and diced
  • ½ cup finely diced red onion
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh mint
  • 1 dozen small (6-inch) corn tortillas
  • 2 cups corn oil
  • Fresh cream cheese to taste
  • Sour cream to taste
  • Salt and pepper to taste

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  1. Marinate shrimp by placing in a bowl and covering with 1 cup fresh lime juice and sea salt. Marinate in the refrigerator for 2 hours or until shrimp are light orange in color.
  2. Remove the shrimp from the marinade and discard it, then place the shrimp in a clean bowl and add ½ cup fresh lime juice, the extra virgin olive oil, red onion, cucumber, cilantro, mint, chiles, salt and pepper. Mix well and season to taste.
  3. Prepare tostadas by pouring oil into a medium skillet over medium heat, then place each tortilla in the oil and cook for 1 minute or until golden brown and crisp. Remove from the pan and place on a paper towel.
  4. To assemble your shrimp aguachile tostadas, spread each tostada with sour cream, place a spoonful of shrimp aguachile on top, add chopped avocado, top with queso fresco and serve immediately.


  • Serve these spectacular shrimp aguachile tostadas with whatever you like, some times we have served them with beans and added extra Worcestershire sauce to vary the flavor.
  • Always marinate your shrimp in a glass or plastic container, metal can react with the marinade and alter the flavor of the shrimp.
  • Don’t forget to marinate the shrimp in the refrigerator, always discard the marinade and use fresh shrimp.
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