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Friday, 9 November 2012

Kiwifruit Kerabu


Another kerabu? Yup, I love kerabu! And I guess I'm not done yet with kiwifruit. Still very much in love with the sweet sourish taste and I reckon it would be great in a kerabu. 

For a simple kerabu without sambal belacan, I like to use just lime juice and fish sauce. And I add some plum sauce for the sweetness. In addition, I was feeling a tad extravagant and decided to add some anchovies too. Very similar to the dressing I used for Kerabu Pelam.

Anchovies, lime and plum sauce. Notice the expiry date? Just as well.


And too further enhance the dressing, I bruised a lemongrass and let it infuse into the dressing. I also added some finely sliced shallots.

Lemongrass and shallots enhance the flavour.
My kerabu consisted of kiwifruit, young papaya, mango and cucumber. 

I added cherry tomatoes to make it more colourful.
I also fried some dried prawns (heh bee) until crispy as a garnish.

Crispy dried prawns.
Feel free to add or substitute any fruits of your choice. I think green apples would also be a nice addition.


Kiwifruit Kerabu

For the salad :
- Kiwifruits, sliced
- Young mango, grated
- Young papaya, grated
- Cherry tomatoes, halved
- Cucumber, thinly sliced
- Mint
- Daun kesum (laksa leaves, finely sliced)
- Daun selasih (basil, finely sliced)

For the dressing :
- Lime juice from 2 or 3 limes
- 1 tablespoon fish sauce
- 1/2 tablespoon plum sauce
- 2 anchovy fillets (mashed)
- 1 lemongrass (bruised)
- 1 shallot, finely sliced

For garnishing :
- 1 tablespoon dried prawns, fried until crispy

Method :

For the dressing (prepare this ahead of time to allow flavours to infuse):
- Mix lime juice, fish sauce, plum sauce and anchovy fillet. Adjust to taste.
- Add shallots and bruised lemongrass.
- you can also add a little bit of the oil from the anchovy fillet for extra flavour.

To assemble kerabu :
- Put all fruits and vegetables in a bowl together with mint, daun kesum and basil
- Remove lemongrass, pour in dressing and toss.
- Sprinkle the crispy dried prawns over the kerabu.


Colourful and delicious.


Best way to get your fibre, minerals and vitamins.

58 comments:

  1. adui.....sedap nampaknya! Oh course tentu sedap... appetizing and refreshing! I think I like squeeze lemon juice... I think I add some cucumber..... dah...kiwi for this time first! Yum.

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    1. Mel, lemon juice also nice as a dressing. I love this type of salad, very good for health.

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  2. tengok saja, air liur pun sudah nak keluar, kalau makan, tentu seronok, hehehe..

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    1. Sonia, cepat ambik itu tisu dan kasi lap air liur :)

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    1. Ola, indeed it is so refreshing. I can eat lots of it!

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  4. Hi Phong Hong, wow.... very very tempting kerabu. A very healthy version and sooo appetizing. yummy!

    Have a nice week ahead.

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    1. Hi Amelia, this is something I can over eat and not feel guilty about. Have a nice weekend!

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  5. lau nua liao....i supply kiwifruits, you supply salad...boleh?

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    1. Can, can! Bring a few crates back, I do kerabu for you :)

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  6. This is something new to me but it looks appetizing. Kerabu means fruit salad?

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    1. Hi Alvin! Kerabu generally means salad. There's also a "nasi kerabu" which is rice salad.

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  7. Very nutritious...healthy and inviting kerabu

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    1. Hi Vidya, that's how I prefer to eat my fruits as I'm not much of a fruit person :)

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  8. What a refreshing salad, Phong Hong! So eat this very often can help to reduce weights or not, hahaha!

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    1. Jessie, this is very good diet food lor! Also every morning "no problem" in the toilet :)

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  9. Fabulous kiwi salad! I love kiwi btw, it's a super food. :) all that lime and lemongrass sure make my mouth water, haha! All that fruits and green papaya gives a nice tangy and crunch...yum!

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    1. Honey Bee Sweets! A fruity kerabu is good to eat and good for our health. Isn't that perfect?

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  10. Yummmy!! So pretty salad and pass me some please :)

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    1. Ann, I will pass one whole bowl to you with lots of mint :)

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  11. nutritious n colorful..

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  12. please phong hong, no close up pls! my mouth is watering!! ciao!

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    1. Hah! Hah! Lena, make some soon, ok?

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  13. liked your idea of using mint leaves for this. must be from your garden, that's why they looks so fresh. salad looks delicious and is healthy

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    1. Thanks Swasthi! Yes, the mint was from my garden. It is really convenient to have a supply of mint and other herbs in the garden.

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  14. A loh cohmehnya kerabu ni tengok sampai tok ada hati nok makang.Hem kalu buat kasi aku aku mesti simpan hagi hagi tengok saja sayang tok ada hati nok makang pasai banyok cohmeh

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  15. PH the undisputed kerabu queen! This sure looks apetizing..i noticed you didnt mention sugar, no need ah?

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    1. Esther, I didn't put sugar because the plum sauce is already sweet. If you are not using plum sauce, then add sugar or else very masam!

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  16. Hmmmm...would like to try this but maybe not with kiwis. So expensive.

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    1. Hi Arthur, ya lah. That's why I don't buy it often. Sure, you can leave out the kiwi and use other fruits, it will taste just as good!

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  17. Oh yum! I love kiwifruit, not the extremely sweet ones, but with little tinge of sourness, the green one! A lovely twist to use in our local salad! Wonderful!

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    1. Joyce, I like the sour one too! That's why I don't buy the yellow one, I find it to sweet :)

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  18. I love kiwi, too, and this salad looks fantastic!!! So many yummy flavors...but they all work beautifully together!

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    1. Lizzy, don't we just love it that kiwi has that special sour sweet combo and that little crunch that comes from the seeds is kind of nice too :)

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  19. I can sense that this is delicious, need to bookmark this so that I can make it next time. :)

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    1. Hope you try it because it's really a nice change from the usual ingredients.

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  20. Your highness! Would you please, please allow this humble being to camp out of your kitchen and savor all the wonderful kerabus you whip up?

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    1. Ping, hah! hah! that would include kitchen duties like cleaning the kitchen when I'm done. No lah, just kidding! You can savour my kerabus any time :)

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  21. Phong Hong, I fancy your Kerabu soooo much.
    Aiyoyo!! lambat datang guess no more left!!
    I just pick some young mango again from my mum's place. Thinking of making Kerabu again heehee.
    Thanks for sharing another lovely Kerabu :)
    mui..^^

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    1. Mui Mui, no worries, can buy some more kiwifruit and make for you :) Oh, you so lucky can get fresh young mango from your Mum. Ya, make some more kerabu!

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  22. Hi Phong Hong,

    Forgive me for being a mountain "tortoise"... I have not tasted a Kerabu before and in my opinion, I would assume that it is tropical kind of salad... something like Rojak? I'm guessing kiwi fruit must be an unique ingredient to use to make kerabu :D

    Zoe

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    1. Zoe, mountain tortoise? Hee.hee..Yes, kerabu is a salad. How about the next time you go to a Thai restaurant, try their kerabu. I think you will love it. Kiwi fruit is perfect for kerabu because of it's sweet sour taste.

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  23. Phong Hong, you 'outdid yourself'...again, and again. Your exotic fruit salad is uncomparable to any fruit salad I've seen or tasted; seriously! The crispy yummy dried prawns are a yummy addition to this divine, flavorful and super colorful salad. No need for fancy 'props' for this photo, just the photo of this exotic delight:) xo

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    1. Elisabeth, I am walking on could nine thanks to your generous compliments! You are really sweet.

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  24. I have no doubt this will taste wonderful. I love kerabu of any kind. The use of kiwi fruit is brilliant.

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    1. Thanks, Quay Po! Hope you try it some day :)

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  25. Very colourful dish, and how creative using Kiwi as an ingredient! If I can find green papaya I might try this version.

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    1. Hi Kelly! Oh yes, green papaya kerabu is really nice too!

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  26. this looks really appetising. a great salad to whet the appetite!

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  27. Esta receta me encantó se ve muy deliciosa y saludable,abrazos y abrazos.

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  28. Wow! I love salad, and this kiwifruit kerabu is so interesting to me! It looks so appetizing and yummy! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Hi Karlim! Glad you like it, do try :)

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