Try your hand at this delicious Mexican recipe at home!

Israel Hernandez and his daughter, Alexis Hernandez, started Flaco’s Tacos Catering in 2020. Together, the two create authentic Mexican dishes that stay close to their roots. 

This week, the two have shared their aguachiles recipe. Originally invented in Sinaloa, Mexico, aguachiles have become an essential part of traditional Mexican cuisine, according to Alexis. The dish is similar to ceviche, with a couple of unique twists. 

Flaco’s Tacos delivers fresh dishes all around the metro Atlanta area. For more information about catering services, those interested can contact 678-799-2301.

Flaco’s Tacos Aguachiles

Flaco’s Tacos Aguachiles

Ingredients:

• 2 lbs. head-off shrimp
• 10 limes
• 1 avocado
• 1 cilantro bunch
• 1⁄2 red onion
• 1 cucumber
• 1-3 chiles (habanero/serrano/jalapeno)
• salt/pepper
• 1⁄4 cup of water
• Tortilla chips/saltine crackers

Directions:

  1. Devein your shrimp and cut butterfly style
  2. Cut 5 limes and squeeze onto your shrimp so they’re fully submerged for 25-30 mins
  3. Peel your cucumber and slice it up along with your onion; also grab a few pieces of cilantro and put it to the side for step 6
  4. Blend together the remainder of the cilantro, a few slices of cucumber, 1-3 chiles (depending on how spicy you’d like it) and lime juice from all 5 remaining limes with 1⁄4 cup of water
  5. Pour the blended salsa over your shrimp (after 25-30 mins) and add salt/pepper to your liking
  6. Decorate your dish with sliced avocado, cucumbers, onions and cilantro then serve with chips/crackers and enjoy!

Sammie Purcell

Sammie Purcell is a staff writer for Reporter Newspapers.