Make this cold starter/appetizer:
Shredded Chicken in Red Chili Oil
Poach a chicken in barely simmering water with a large sliced onion, a
teaspoon salt amd 6 slices of fresh ginger. Drain and cool. Remove
skin and bones and shred the chicken. Refrigerate. (May be done
Cut 2 medium cucumbers into shreds or julienne. Skin if peel is
bitter, seed if necesary.
Mix these sauce ingredients in a bowl:
3 TB red chili oil
1 or 2 TB minced garlic
1 or 2 TB minced ginger
2 TB peanut butter
2 TB green onions, chopped
1 TB sesame oil
2 TB vegetable oil
1/2 cup light chicken stock
1/2 tsp salt
Arrange cucumber on a serving plate, pile chicken on top, pour the
sauce over. -aem
I like cucumber salad. I'll peel and dice it, add some quartered mushrooms
and some diced tomatoes and toss it with ranch dressing or whatever creamy
dressing I have. You can also dice a cucumber and mix it with plain yogurt
and some cumin.
1.2 kg meaty pork
juice of 4 large limes
1 medium onion, very finely chopped
1 large cucumber, peeled and finely chopped
1 hot pepper, seeded and chopped
Wash and clean pork. Place in a large saucepan of boiling water and
simmer until tender. Remove the meat from the saucepan and plunge into
cold water. When cool, remove and cut into bite-sized pieces.
Put the pork into a bowl and make a brine with the lime juice, water
and salt to taste, about 500 ml of brine. Mix this with the onion,
cucumber and pepper, and then pour over the meat. Cover and chill for
several hours before serving. Garnish with parsley.
I just peel the cuke, cut spears, salt just a leetle bit (really) and
eat. We also like a cucumber salad -- slice the peeled cucumber and mix
with some sliced or chopped onion; add some vinegar, a little sugar,
some s&p, and enjoy. A side benefit is that you can add some of the
dressing to fresh green beans if you have those at the meal, too.
-Barb, Mother Superior, HOSSSPoJ
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How about an easy-to-make Korean cold cucumber soup, oi naeng guk?
("oi" means "cucumber, "naeng" means "cold", and "guk" means "soup").
Here is a nice video: < http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nm4A46PpHlo .
On Mon, 11 Aug 2008 16:42:24 -0700 (PDT), James wrote:
3 cucumbers; peeled
1-tablespoon red pepper powder
1-tablespoon garlic; minced
2 green onions; sliced
Seed the cucumbers and cut them into 1" pieces. Sprinkle with salt and
let sit for 3 hours in a colander.
Rinse and pat dry.
Add the red pepper powder, garlic and green onions. Mix.
Chill for 24 hours.
It's the perfect accompaniment to:
1 lb. lean beef (for example, sirloin tip)
1 T. sugar
2 1/2 T. soy sauce
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 medium green onions, thinly sliced
1 t. sesame seed, toasted and lightly pounded
1/8 t. black pepper
1/2 t. sesame oil
Cut the beef against the grain into thin slices about 1/4" thick. Place
the beef in a bowl and add the sugar. Mix well and let stand for 10
Combine the remaining ingredients and mix well. Marinate for at least
two hours before cooking.
Grill on a charcoal fire or oven-broil at 450F for about 1 minute on
each side until browned.
Personally I like to stir-fry the beef in a wok with the marinade and
serve with white rice.
Bulgoki, rice and cucumber kimchee. All that's missing is a bottle of
Tuna boats. :-) (or alternative stuffings)
Peel cucumber, slice it down the middle and remove the seeds with a
spoon to make the "boat".
Stuff with Tuna salad or peanut butter, or anything else you'd stuff a
celery stick with.
All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.
Yum. Any good cocktail recipes to go along? We have loads of cukes right
now, and I am using them every which way. This sounds like a good use
for us, as we're hoping to do various vodka infusions with our garden
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