Aguachile de Ostión (Oyster) Recipe

Aguachile de Ostión (Oyster)

Makes 1 dozen

The flavors of aguachile, usually made with shrimp, pair well with briny oysters for a new twist on a traditional Mexican favorite. If you are unsure about what type of oysters to get, ask our fishmongers for a seasonal recommendation—they are happy to shuck them for you, too!


  • 12 small oysters, freshly shucked*
  • 6 tablespoons fresh lime juice (about 3 limes)
  • 2 serrano peppers, thinly sliced
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • 1/4 English cucumber, seeded and finely diced
  • 2 tablespoons finely minced red onion


  1. In a small bowl, combine lime juice and 3 serrano slices. Add salt, to taste. Marinate 20 minutes at room temperature.
  2. Spoon mixture over oysters. Sprinkle with cucumber and red onion. Top each with additional serrano slice.
  3. Chef's Note:
  4. Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, or eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness.


Amount Per Serving (based on 1 servings)
Calories: 40
Fat: 1 g
Saturated Fat: 0 g
Trans Fat: 0 g
Cholesterol: 25 mg
Sodium: 55 mg
Carbohydrates: 3 g
Fiber: 0 g
Sugar: 0 g
Added Sugars: 0 g
Protein: 5 g
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