Sambal Timun Recipe
(Cucumber with Spicy Shrimp Paste Recipe)
|Ingredients: Serves 5|
500 g (1 lb) cucumber
30 g (1 oz) dried shrimps, soaked in boiling water for 4 minutes, drained and finely ground
3½ tablespoons sambal belachan (pls refer more Nyonya Recipes)
6 shallots, peeled and thinly sliced
2 kaffir lime leaves, thinly sliced
½ tablespoon thinly sliced torch ginger bud (bunga kantan)
3 tablespoons calamansi juice
Salt to taste
2 tablespoons sugar
Halve the cucumbers lengthways and then cut into 0.5-cm (¼-inch) thick slices. Mix the rest of the ingredients in a bowl. Stir well. Toss in the cucumber and mix thoroughly. Serve immediately.
Note: Serve cucumber salad immediately or it will turn watery and insipid. Add slices of cooked chicken gizzards and liver if desired. You may substitute the cucumber with four-angled bean (kacang botol) or pineapple.