Prawn Aguachile


  • Raw Prawns or Cooked Prawns
  • 2 large limes
  • Salt
  • Red onion – thin slices
  • White vinegar
  • Water
  • Sliced Avocado

Aguachile Marinade:

  • Fresh lime juice ( 3 limes)
  • 1 garlic clove
  • Salt
  • 1 cup Coriander ( half of a large bunch) stems and leaves included
  • Jalapeños (i used about 4 Tablespoons of the chopped Jalapeños)
  • 1 Green Chilli, more if you want extra heat


  1. Slice your prawns and remove and veins or tails (if you are using cooked prawns no need too)
  2. Place your prawns in a shallow dish (Glass or ceramic not a metal dish)
  3. Squeeze 2-3 large Limes Enough to cover all the Raw prawns so they cook
  4. Sprinkle a little Salt, and keep turning the shrimp over until they a slightly pink (this means they are getting cooked, it will take about 20-30 mins)
  5. Thinly slice the red onions
  6. Place it in a bowl and cover with water
  7. Add a dash of salt and dash of White Vinegar to the onions
  8. Make the Aguachile Marinade now
  9. In a food grinder Add the Coriander, garlic, jalapeños, salt, Lime juice and Chillies and blitz until smooth
  10. Try your marinade, if you want to add more spice, add more chillies if your mixture is still clunky, add a little water or lime juice
  11. Pour the marinade over your prawns, add your drained red onions to the prawns, sprinkle them all over
  12. Add some slices avocado to the dish and you are done

Serve with Tortilla Crisps and some yummy tequila 😉

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