Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Steam Stuffed Cucumbers

Cucumbers are usually eaten raw in salads, pickled or with our Malaysian Nasi Lemak, but we Chinese sometime do cook with it too. My mother used to stir-fry it with some dried shrimps which make it a very light and refreshing dish. Another dish you can do with the cucumber is to stuff it with some fillings and steam it. It’s a very light dish and goes well with rice.

Ingredients:

1 large cucumber (2 if it's small)
½ cup of ground meat
½ cup of fresh shrimp – clean and roughly chopped
1 spring onion – cut small
1 tbsp of soy sauce
1 tbsp of cornstarch
Dash of salt and pepper

Sauce:

¾ cup of chicken stock
1 tbsp of oyster sauce
1 tbsp of soy sauce
¼ tsp of sugar
1 tsp of cornstarch
½ tsp of sesame oil

1. Clean cucumber and cut into 1” round. Take a small spoon and scoop out the seeds and set aside.
2. Mix the ground meat, shrimps and the rest of the ingredients together. Mix well.
3. Stuff the cucumber with the meat mixture, then steam over high heat for about 15 minutes.
4. In the mean time put all the sauce ingredients in a small saucepan. Stir well and bring it up to a boil over medium heat. Check seasoning.
5. When the cucumber is done pour the sauce over it and serve warm.

17 comments:

Cat Cat said...

Gert,
Did you use the ground pork? or beef? I can tell it's a very delicious dish and I would love to try it out.

FAMILY FIRST said...

This dish seems perfect! Looks good, easy to prepare and taste good too I bet!

ummi said...

Hai Gert, nice knowing you're coming back for CNY right? Where's your hometown? Really love to see you..Hopefully, we can team up..ramai2 best kan..

Here's my phone number: 019-9799182
Well, don't forget to give me a call k! Muaahhh..!

Angie said...

A new recipe for me to try? I have had something like that but, with Angled Loofah. Happy Holidays :)

Beachlover said...

oh!! Gert..this appettizer really look good and wanna to grab some now..maybe now my perut kosang after throw up..Hmmm I better grab something to eat first..Tomorrow I'm going to do something similiar like this !!lol!

Debbie said...

The appetier looks good and different. Would love to try this.

Dee said...

Wah~ look so good..

mycookinghut said...

Looks really yummy... light and refreshing.

Food For Tots said...

I have cooked this dish before. Besides cucumber, I had also tried with hairy gourd. I prefer the later becos it is tastier. Yours looks so delicious and colourful. ;)

Zue Murphy said...

Indeed it look simple and refreshing. I would love to try this recipe.

ICook4Fun said...

Cat, I used ground chicken and shrimps.

Family First, this dish is really simple to prepare.

Ummi, memang nak balik for CNY. Kampong I kat KL jugak so tak pergi mana mana. Nanti sampai KL I talipon you :)

Angie, I like loofah too but I find it too soft after steaming. Happy Holidays to you and your family too!

Lesley, I hope you are feeling much better. This dish will be good for you. Light and refreshing :)

Debbie, hope you try out this dish :)

Dee, I know you like cucumber so you should love this dish. I make for you when you come home next week o.k

Leemei, yeap :)

Food for tots, thank you. Hairy gourd sounds good too. I will try that next.

Zue, let me know how yours turn out.

We Are Never Full said...

i like the use of meat and shrimp together w/ this. the sauce looks tasty!

Little Corner of Mine said...

So well presented, very pretty!

The Cooking Ninja said...

mmm..these looks delicious. I'm thinking of switching the cucumber with zucchini. :)

ICook4Fun said...

We are never full, thanks for stopping by.

LCOM, thank you.

Cooking Ninja, it should taste good too with zucchini.

noobcook said...

They look so adorable and delicious! =D

Foodbox said...

sedap la! filing for future use! :)