Dried Prawns Sambal

My mum is very good at cooking this dish, the dried prawns sambal.

It is best eaten with cucumbers. This is definitely my favorite dish.


Well, is a cucumber a fruit or a vegetable?


Technically it is a fruit because it contains the seeds to reproduce, but typically cucumbers are grouped with veggies due to their use. The fruit is commonly harvested while still green, and eaten as a vegetable, whether raw, cooked, or made into pickled cucumbers.

Although less nutritious than most fruit and vegetables, the fresh cucumber is still a very good source of the vitamin C and the mineral molybdenum. It is also a good source of vitamin A, potassium, manganese, folate, dietary fiber and magnesium. What you may not know is that this crisp, refreshing fruit also contains compounds called sterols, which have been shown to lower cholesterol in animals. The heaviest concentration of sterols is in the skin of the cucumber, so you shouldn't remove the peel before eating.


Cucumbers are also a great digestive aid and have a cleansing effect on the bowel. With just a handful of calories per cup, cucumbers have always been the dieter's dream.

http://health.learninginfo.org



Comments

  1. Wow, today is a good educational post wenn. :D I like to use cucumber as one of the ingredients to blend juice.

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  2. cucumber is good antioxidant vegetables... for prevent cancel cell.

    hence, must take cucumber everytime eat sattay else....

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  3. furthermore cucumbers are cheap too!! yes, i love them.. esp with nasi lemak and sambal..

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  4. I think I would love to have them with some Romaine salad.

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  5. Hmmmmh, now I am be hungry...
    Servus and have a nice day
    Kvelli

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  6. Yummy, wenn. I'm craving for some now after looking at the picture. My girl likes to eat raw cucumbers.

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  7. pss..pss can ask your mom for the recipe for the sambal ah? I ate before somewhere but shy to ask for recipe.

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  8. That looks delicious!
    I like cucumbers very much, especially in raita dip made with yogurt and dill.

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  9. I don't mind to have the sambal chilli with rice alone.

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  10. I love cucumbers! They are refreshing to eat and good to snack on! : )

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  11. Hi Wenn, looks fantastic! Bet it smells Heavenly too. Lee.

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  12. hahaah definitely our very own malaysian salad...with sambal dressing haaaahha...i miss it very much, my mum makes very good dried shrimp sambal

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  13. I love cucumber. Yes, it is a fruit. Good for eye mask too. :p

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  15. Yummy, yummy! You made me hungry. Have a wonderful week :)

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  16. my mum can cook that too, and basically that can be eaten with just anything.. hahaha!!

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  17. For me, a cucumber is a vegetable. We love to eat it when the food is very spicy.

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  18. Thanks for the tip I'll keep the cucumber skin on! A young plant is growing in my garden. Looking forward to some cool cucumbers.
    Sorry, I've just accidentally rejected your latest comment on my lates post. Could you kindly revisit? Thanks alot.

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  19. Great post! I'm hungry now.



    Aloha, Friend!


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  20. I love cucumbers in vinegar. My mom used to make peanut butter and cucumber sandwiches, oh so good! I will remember to leave the peel on now though.

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  21. Very nice if make sandwiches with this! Wah lah, Iam hungry again!

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  22. Cucumber has been the mainstay of our South East Asian people for generations!!

    Thanks for the post.

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  23. Wenn: I enjoy cucumbers and don't like the skin.

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  24. Dried prawns sambal & cucumber... BOTH my favourites! YUM!!!

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