Kerabu Timun

Kerabu Timun

Kerabu Timun
Kerabu Timun

Kerabu Timun is also known as the Spicy Cucumber Malaysian Salad. Just toss the salad with plenty of steamed rice and enjoy.

Serves: 2

Time: 30 mins.


             ¼ cup dried shrimps, soaked in hot boiling water for a couple of minutes; rinsed and drained

             1 tablespoon sambal belacan

             3 shallots, peeled and sliced thinly

             1 large cucumber

             ½ lime

             1 teaspoon sugar

             1 ¼ teaspoon salt


  1.   Pound the drained shrimps in a mortar and pestle until completely smashed or coarsely chopped them on a large, clean cutting board; set them aside until ready to use.
  2.   Now, using a vegetable peeler; peel the cucumber and cut it lengthwise into quarters; cutting off the strip of seeds completely.
  3.   Cut the cucumber strips diagonally into ¼” thick slices.
  4.   Now, in a large bowl; to draw out the juices from the cucumber; combine it salt and leave it for 20 minutes.
  5.   Rinse and drain.
  6.   Place the prepared dried shrimps together with cucumber, sambal belacan, shallots, sugar and salt in a large bowl. Squeeze the freshly squeezed lime juice on top of everything.
  7.   Toss until evenly mixed.
  8.  Transfer the contents to a small bowl; serve immediately with a lot of steamed rice

Originally posted 2021-05-08 21:08:12.