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A Delicious Recipe: IPA-Marinated Ahi Tuna Aguachile

A Delicious Recipe: IPA-Marinated Ahi Tuna Aguachile


If you’re looking for a fresh and flavorful meal that incorporates beer, then look no further than Ahi Tuna Aguachile. This dish is perfect for seafood lovers looking to spice up their dinner in a unique way. The combination of IPA and fresh seafood makes this dish both savory and refreshing.

What is Ahi Tuna Aguachile?

Ahi Tuna Aguachile is a Mexican-style dish that typically includes raw fish marinated in lime juice, chili peppers, and other seasonings. The dish is traditionally served with a side of avocado, cucumber, and onion to provide a cooling effect to the spicy flavors.


To make this dish, you will need the following ingredients:

  • 1 lb. fresh ahi tuna
  • 1 1/2 cups of IPA beer
  • 3/4 cup of freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1/4 cup of chopped cilantro
  • 1/4 cup of chopped red onion
  • 1 jalapeno, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 1 cucumber, sliced


1. Begin by slicing the ahi tuna into thin strips and placing them in a shallow bowl.

2. In a separate bowl, combine the IPA beer, lime juice, cilantro, red onion, jalapeno, garlic, and salt. Whisk together until well blended.

3. Pour the marinade over the ahi tuna and let it sit in the refrigerator for about 20 minutes to an hour.

4. Take your sliced avocado and cucumber and set them aside.

5. Once the tuna has marinated, remove it from the refrigerator and lay it out on a plate.

6. Take the sliced avocado and cucumber and arrange it around the edges of the plate.

7. Pour the remaining marinade over the entire dish and garnish with additional cilantro and jalapeno if desired.


Serve this dish cold with a side of tortilla chips or Mexican-style rice. The flavors of the IPA and the marinade create a savory and spicy combination that is sure to please the palate.


Cooking with IPA beer is an excellent way to introduce new and exciting flavors to your cuisine. By marinating your ahi tuna in IPA, you can achieve a unique taste that elevates any dish. Next time you’re looking for a memorable and flavorful meal, give Ahi Tuna Aguachile a try.


Dustin is a writer about craft beer and a professional brewer in the city of Chicago. He has written for several magazines and has over a decade of experience in the beer industry. He is currently working on a book about the history of beer in Chicago.

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