Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Baby French Bean Salad / ' Kwai Tau Miu ' Kerabu

I remembered my grandma used to make this nyonya kerabu with cabbage.  Love the dried prawns , onions and chilli and lemon juice dressing for this kerabu.  I used baby french beans/ ' Kwai Tau Miu ' instead of cabbage.  An appetiser salad that I love. A healthy and delicious salad  if you are a salad person.  A dash of fish sauce will brings out the dressing to a different level though.  I was short of sesame seeds or a sprinkle of toasted sesame seeds would add extra flavor to this salad .  

I have not eaten this for sometime now...my grandma used to make them 
for us :)

I can skip my rice with this salad alone :)  yummy!

a tray of this baby french beans /' Kwai Tau Miu ' costs RM4.80
from Jusco

Baby French Bean Salad / ' Kwai Tau Miu ' Kerabu 

300 gm baby french beans/ ' Kwai Tau Miu ' - soaked, wash and cut off ends - blanched in hot boiling water for 8 minutes - take out and soak in ice cold water - drained dry

5 tbsp of dried prawns- soaked , drain off water and pound coarsely
5 bird eyes chillies -sliced
1 small red onions - sliced
1/2 lemon - squeeze juice
1 tbsp of toasted sesame seeds- crushed
1 tsp of fish sauce


Soak the baby french beans in water , wash and cut off ends . Blanched in hot boiling water for 5-6 minutes. Take out and soak in cold water.  Drain dry when the beans are cold.   Place the blanched beans in a serving bowl.  

Marinade together in a small bowl , the pounded dried prawns, chilli slices, onion slices with lemon juice and fish sauce.  Mix well and leave the ingredients to mingle and infuse into a great dressing.

Pour the dressing on the french beans.  Blend all the ingredients together till  the french beans are well coated with the dressing and sprinkle the toasted sesame seeds as garnishing.

Enjoy !

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