Dukan Diet Attack Phase Recipe: Mexican Coriander Prawns

This is the third in a series of Prawn (Shrimp) Recipe Posts that I’ve put together just for “stephanielr” who was finding prawns a little bland.  The Mexican influence in this recipe comes from the Coriander (Cilantro), Chilies and Lime Juice in the marinade.  The only vegetables used are allowed condiments so this recipe is suitable for all phases of the Dukan Diet.  You could serve on top of cottage cheese drizzled with a little lime juice accompanied by an oat bran pancake made with a few herbs and spices of your choice and cut into triangles.

Mexican Coriander Prawns
  • 12 large uncooked Prawns per serving
Ingredients for Marinade
  • 1 bunch of Fresh Coriander (Cilantro)
  • 8 medium Spring Onions (Scallions)
  • 4 Cloves of Garlic
  • 2 Green Chilies
  • A tablespoon of Lime Juice
  • 2 teaspoons of Cumin
  • A pinch of Turmeric
  1. Place all of the ingredients for the marinade in a food processor or blender and puree.  You may need to water to get the correct consistency.
  2. Peel the prawns and de-vein leaving the tails on if desired.
  3. Place the marinade and prawns in a large bowl and coat the prawns well with the marinade.
  4. Cover the bowl with cling film and place in the refrigerator over night or for at least 8 hours.
  5. Place the prawns on skewers – six to a skewer and two skewers for a serving.
  6. Coat with any remaining marinade and barbecue, grill or broil until cooked, turning halfway.


6 Responses to “Dukan Diet Attack Phase Recipe: Mexican Coriander Prawns”

  • coco on December 31, 2011

    Hi Amber,
    GREAT SITE – so glad I found you, starting the diet tomorrow and was really worried about the seafood side of things (not that keen – prefer chocolate!) so thrilled to find this prawn recipe – sounds delish… I’ll certainly give it a whirl

    • Amber on December 31, 2011

      Hi coco

      Glad you like my site. I look forward to hearing about your progress.

      Best wishes


  • Vanessa on November 11, 2011

    Sorry but I did not like this recipe. It sounded good so I went shopping specifically for the ingredients but what I didn’t like was that the marinade killed all taste of the prawns. Eating it now, I have no idea what meat I am eating. The taste of the marinade is not bad but it was a complete waste of prawns (as they are expensive delicacies) in my opinion.

    • Amber on November 11, 2011

      Hi Vanessa

      You don’t have to apologise for not liking this recipe. We are all different and have different tastes in food. I posted this particular recipe for stephanielr who had been finding prawns a little bland.


  • Tea, Firm Thighs and Butt on September 6, 2011

    Thanks for this great recipe. Sounds delicious. Isn’t it funny feeling when you can eat such lovely food and still losing weight? I love dukan diet.

    • Amber on September 6, 2011

      Hi Tea

      The great thing about the Dukan Diet is that it allows you to eat real food whilst still losing weight.


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