Lao Cucumber Salad with Shrimp “Yum Maak Tang Gub Koon”
June 14, 2011
Summer is here fresh fruits and vegetables are in abundance. Every Tuesday my work place permits local farmers bring fresh grown produces and homemade goods to sell. This was my first time I has a chance to be away from my office. I bought couple fresh produces including fresh Kirby cucumbers and I thought maybe I’ll make “Som Tum Maak Tang” Spicy Cucumber salad. But I just had “som tum maak houng” Spicy papaya salad for lunch this weekends. So I decided to make this very simple dish I call “Cucumber Salad with shrimps “Yum Maak Tang Gub Koon”
Mixed sliced cucumber and salt in a strainer for fifteen minutes this helps to removed most of the water from the cucumber.
You can serve shrimp on the side or mixed all together
I like all the ingredients mixed together this way the shrimp are marinated with liquid much more flavorful.