Posts Tagged "cucumber"

Japanese Cucumber Salad

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4 cucumbers, peeled                                                  1 tablespoons coarse salt 3 heaping tablespoons bonito, flakes (optional)            1 tablespoon sugar, more to taste ¼ cup sherry vinegar, rice wine vinegar or balsamic vinegar 1 tablespoon soy sauce 1 x 2 inch rectangle of nori, cut into 1/8 inch strips (optional) Cut the cucumbers into ¼ inch thick slices. Toss the slices with coarse salt and set them aside in a colander to drain for 30 minutes. Rinse the cucumbers with cold water and squeeze tightly in small...

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Cold Cucumber Soup

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2 peeled cucumbers                                         1 cup heavy cream 2 tablespoons lemon juice                                         Salt to taste 1 cup chicken or vegetable broth                           4 tablespoons minced chives In a blender or food processor, chip the cucumbers into rough pieces.  Save a few slices for garnish.  Whirl with all the other ingredients until just blended. Or grate the cucumbers with a hand grater and then blend with all the other ingredients. Add...

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Panzanella Salad

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¾ pound rustic bread                                                    1 clove garlic, minced 3 pounds tomatoes, cut into 1 inch pieces                        1 tablespoon wine vinegar 2 cucumbers, sliced                                                              1 red onion, sliced 2 tablespoons olive oil (for the bread)                              salt and pepper 2 tablespoons olive oil (for the dressing) Remove the crust from the...

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Quick Refrigerator Pickles

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1 ¼ pounds cucumbers cut into ¼-inch slices                  1 cup light brown sugar 1 ½ teaspoons salt                                                                  1 cup slivered onion 1 cup cider vinegar                                                                       1 cup white vinegar 2 cloves garlic, slivered                                                           1 teaspoon...

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Baked Cucumbers

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6 cucumbers                                                                          2 Tablespoon wine vinegar 1 ½ teaspoons salt                                                                 1/8 teaspoon sugar 3 Tablespoons melted butter   **                                   ½ teaspoon minced basil 3 to 4 Tablespoons minced onion                                     1/8 teaspoon pepper Peel...

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