Nutrition / Recipes Malaysian-Styled Salads Get A Healthier, Yummier Upgrade Sweet, sour and spicy Malaysian kerabu recipes guaranteed to whet your appetite PUBLISHED: May 18, 2017 | BY AMYLIA HILDA AMYLIA HILDA Have your salad the Malaysian way with the traditional kerabu—a popular Malay dish that usually acts as an appetiser to rice dishes. They’re super light and made with fresh ingredients that are easily found in most Malaysian kitchens. Mango Kerabu 1 Mango (Thai Falan mango is usually the best pick for kerabu dishes) 1 red onion shallot 1 sprig coriander 1 tbsp fish sauce Salt 1 tbsp dried shrimp 2 tbsp ground nuts 2 tsp lime juice Salt to taste Method 1. Slice the mango into thin strips. 2. In a bowl, mix in the mango strips, chopped coriander and sliced shallots. 3. Crumble the dried shrimp using your fingers and mix together in the bowl. 4. Add in the ground nuts. 5. Add in a drizzle of fish sauce and a squeeze of lime juice. 6. Add a bit of salt to taste. 7. Serve cold. AMYLIA HILDA Green Apple and Seafood Kerabu 2 Granny Smith green apples 15g prawns (de-shelled and boiled) 15g squid 1 red bell pepper 1 yellow bell pepper 5g finely sliced ginger 2 tsp vinegar 1 tbsp fish stock 1 sprig mint leaves ½ stalk lemongrass Sesame seeds to garnish Method 1. Boil the prawns and squid and leave to cool. 2. Slice apples thinly and put in a large mixing bowl. 3. Slice the ginger, lemongrass and red and yellow bell peppers into thin strips and place into the bowl. 4. Chop some mint leaves and drizzle in a bit of vinegar and fish stock. 5. Sprinkle some sesame seeds to garnish. Serve cold. AMYLIA HILDA Spicy Vermicelli and Beef Kerabu 10g Glass noodles (dry) 15g beef 1 sprig coriander 3 cili padi 1 bunch of wood ear mushroom 2 tbsp fish sauce 2 tsp lime juice Method 1. Boil the glass noodles and set aside to cool. 2. Slice the beef thinly. In a pan, grill the beef until medium well done. 3. In a large mixing bowl, add in the glass noodles, beef, chopped coriander and wood ear mushroom together. 4. Slice some cili padi thinly and add into the mixture. 5. Drizzle a bit of fish sauce and lime juice to taste. Can be served warm or cold.