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Kerabu Timun (Spicy Cucumber Salad) is a spicy and appetizing Malaysian salad that is sure to whet your appetite. Best eaten freshly tossed with lots of steamed rice. | MalaysianChineseKitchen.com
Kerabu Timun (Spicy Cucumber Salad)
Prep Time
15 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 

Kerabu Timun (Spicy Cucumber Salad) is a spicy and appetizing Malaysian salad that is sure to whet your appetite. Best eaten freshly tossed with lots of steamed rice.

Course: Side Dish, Vegetables
Cuisine: Malaysian
Servings: 2
Calories: 99 kcal
Author: Linda Ooi
Ingredients
  • ¼ cup dried shrimps (rinsed and drained) (25g)
  • 1 large cucumber
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 shallots (peeled and thinly sliced)
  • 1 tbsp sambal belacan
  • ½ lime
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp sugar
Instructions
  1. Soak dried shrimps in hot boiling water in a small bowl for 5 minutes. Drain and pound in a mortar and pestle until all shrimps are smashed. Dried shrimps can also be coarsely chopped on the cutting board. Set aside.
  2. Peel cucumber with a vegetable peeler. Cut into quarters lengthwise. Cut off the entire strip of seeds. Then cut cucumber strips at a diagonal into ¼ inch thick slices.
  3. Mix cucumber with a salt in a bowl for 20 minutes to draw out the juices. Rinse and drain.

  4. Place cucumber, shallots, prepared dried shrimps, sambal belacan, salt, and sugar in a large bowl. Squeeze lime juice over the ingredients. Toss to get everything well mix.
  5. Transfer to a smaller bowl and serve immediately with steamed rice.