Aguachile (chile water) is a vibrant sauce made with fresh chiles, herbs and cucumbers that’s fantastic on any type of fish or shellfish. At Gran Eléctrica in Brooklyn, New York, chef David Goody serves aguachile with thinly sliced scallops that have been just cured in fresh lime juice. Slideshow: Incredible Ceviche Recipes 

Food & Wine
May 2013

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Recipe Summary

active:
25 mins
total:
1 hr 10 mins
Yield:
6 first-course servings
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a glass bowl, toss the scallops with the lime juice. Cover and refrigerate for about 45 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the scallops just start to turn opaque.

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  • Meanwhile, in a blender, combine the jalapeño with the chopped cucumber, garlic, cilantro, parsley, mint, oil and water and puree until very smooth. Season the aguachile with salt.

  • Pour off all but 2 tablespoons of the lime juice from the scallops. Add 3 to 4 tablespoons of the aguachile to the scallops and mix well; reserve the remaining aguachile for another use. Fold in the onion and the thinly sliced cucumber and season with salt. Spoon into bowls or glasses and serve with tostadas or tortilla chips.

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