Wakame, Cucumber & Prawn

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    • Ready in

      35 min

Appears in
Japanese Food Made Easy

By Aya Nishimura

Published 2020

  • About

This refreshing salad is a typical side dish for a Japanese table and it’s a great palate cleanser. You can replace the prawns with octopus or white crab meat.



  • ½ cucumber, peeled and cut in half lengthways
  • 6 large prawns (shrimp), peeled
  • 2 tablespoons


Remove the seeds from the cucumber using a teaspoon and slice it thinly. Add the salt and toss to coat. Leave the cucumber to stand for 5 minutes, then squeeze out any excess water.

Soak the wakame in a small bowl of water for about 5 minutes, then drain.

Bring a small saucepan of water to the boil over medium heat. Add the prawns and boil for 2 minutes. Drain and leave to cool.