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Scallop Agua chile gourmandise recipe


Course: Appetizers
Servings: 4 people
Author: Maite Gomez-Rejón
adapted from Pati’s Mexican Table
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  • 1 lb Fresh large scallops
  • 1/4 cup Freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 2 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/4 cup Red onion slivered
  • 1 Serrano chile thinly sliced
  • 1/4 tsp Kosher or Sea Salt or more to taste


  • In a bowl, combine the lime juice, olive oil, onion, serrano and salt. Whisk and let sit for at least 15 minutes or cover and refrigerate up to 12 hours.
  • When ready to serve, remove lime juice mix from the refrigerator. Slice the fresh scallops thinly and horizontally, up to 1/8”width. Spread on a platter. 
  • Whisk the lime juice sauce and pour in its entirety over the scallops, arranging so that the onion and chile are spread evenly throughout. Serve immediately.