Paprika Prawns & Mango Sambal from Zazu

Recipe Date: February 4, 2021
Difficulty: Easy
Measurements: Imperial (US)

This recipe was provided by Owner/Chefs John Stewart and Duskie Estes of Zazu in Santa Rosa where Inman Family Wines are served. Zazu is a roadhouse restaurant surrounded by 150 of Sonoma County’s acclaimed wineries. Zazu is playful mix of Americana and rustic Northern Italian cuisine. Enjoy with Inman Family Wines Russian River Valley Pinot Gris.


  • 2 mangoes, peeled and diced small
  • 2 tsp. minced cilantro
  • 1 Tb. green onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 Tb. rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp. sambal badjak (available in Asian markets)
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • 3 Tb. olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • A pinch of chili flakes
  • 1 pound prawns (16-20), peeled and deveined
  • 2 tsp. paprika
  • 2 tsp. brown sugar
  • 2 tsp. ground fennel seed


In a small bowl, combine the mango, cilantro, green onion, vinegar and sambal. Season to taste. In a large sauté pan on medium heat, open up the garlic and chili flakes in the olive oil until fragrant, about a minute. Add the prawns and the spices and sauté until done, about 5 minutes. (Watch carefully because the sugar can burn easily). Place a few prawns on each plate and top with a spoonful of the mango sambal.

Serves 6