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Craft Beer Cuisine: Spicing up Ahi Tuna with IPA Aguachile

Craft Beer Cuisine: Spicing up Ahi Tuna with IPA Aguachile


IPA, or India pale ale, is a hoppy beer that has become increasingly popular in recent years. While many enjoy IPA for its bold flavor and high alcohol content, it can also be incorporated into cooking for a unique twist on traditional recipes. In this article, we will be exploring how to make a delicious Ahi Tuna Aguachile using IPA as a key ingredient.

What is Ahi Tuna Aguachile?

Aguachile is a dish that originated in the coastal region of Mexico and is typically made with shrimp. Ahi Tuna Aguachile swaps out the shrimp for fresh, sushi-grade tuna and is marinated in a spicy sauce made with lime juice, chili peppers, and vinegar. It’s a refreshing and light dish that’s perfect for the summer months.



  • 1 lb sushi-grade Ahi Tuna


  • 1 cup IPA
  • 1/2 cup lime juice
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 2 serrano chili peppers, seeded and finely chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp salt


  • 1/4 cup red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, finely chopped
  • 1 avocado, sliced


  1. Begin by slicing the tuna into thin strips and lay them in a shallow dish.
  2. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the IPA, lime juice, rice vinegar, chili peppers, garlic, and salt until well combined.
  3. Pour the marinade over the tuna, making sure it is fully coated. Cover the dish with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  4. While the tuna is marinating, slice the red onion and avocado and chop the cilantro.
  5. After 30 minutes, remove the tuna from the fridge and give it a quick stir. The tuna should appear opaque and have a slight “cooked” appearance due to the acid in the marinade.
  6. Garnish the tuna with the sliced red onion, chopped cilantro, and sliced avocado. Serve immediately and enjoy!


Ahi Tuna Aguachile is a delicious and unique dish that is perfect for anyone looking to try something different in their cooking. By incorporating IPA into the marinade, this dish gets a tasty new twist that will make it a hit with friends and family. So why not grab a cold IPA and give this recipe 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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