Prawn & Cucumber Salad Recipe by Chilli Chocolate Chefs

Prawn & Cucumber Salad

Prawn & Cucumber Salad

A talented sister act is making waves on the Durban culinary scene, blending the traditional cooking skills passed down through their family over generations with a contemporary twist.

Sisters Zainab and Faatimah Paruk, owners of Chilli Chocolate Chefs, have capitalised on the growing demand for Halaal fusion food in the region and are fast becoming a culinary duo to watch.

They share a Prawn and Cucumber Salad recipe with us which is featured on the cover of their latest recipe book FEAST – a firm favourite in their kitchen.

The freshness of the flavours work perfectly together and paired with its Zesty Asian Dressing, its sure to make anyone into a Culinary Goddess.

Zainab and Faatimah Paruk

Zainab and Faatimah Paruk

12 Prawns, peeled & de-veined
1 tblsp. Sesame Oil
1 Cucumber, julienned
1 Orange, cut into segments
1 Radish, cut into thin shavings
5 Baby Tomato’s, halved
Few Peppadews, sliced
1 Avocado, sliced
Mixed Salad Leaves
Handful of: Coriander, Mint, Spring Onion, chopped
1 tbslp. Black Sesame Seeds
100g silvered Almonds, lightly roasted.

50ml Balsamic Vinegar
2 tsp. crushed Garlic
1 tsp. crushed Red Chillies
1 tsp. Salt
2 tblsp. Fish Sauce
2 tblsp. Castor Sugar
1 tblsp. Olive Oil
3 tblsp. Lime Juice
2 tsp. Sesame Seeds


  1. Mix all the ingredients together & boil till thick.
  2. Heat a frying pan with sesame oil.
  3. Cook prawns with the sesame oil & sprinkle with crushed chillies & salt.
  4. Leave to cool.
  5. Place the lettuce at the base of your salad plate.
  6. Then add cucumber, orange segments, radish, baby tomato’s, peppadews, avocado & chopped herbs.
  7. Top with prawns.
  8. Scatter over the mixed herbs, black sesame seeds & silvered almonds.
Feast recipe book by Chilli Chocolate Chefs

Feast recipe book by Chilli Chocolate Chefs

Get their latest recipe book ‘Feast’ with some new and exciting recipes available at selected stockists.
Contact or 083 677 6888 for stockist details.

Don’t miss the Chilli Chocolate Chefs in the Gourmet Cooking Theatre at Decorex Durban 2019. Click here to view the chef schedule.

21 – 24 March 2019
Durban Exhibition Centre
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