Thursday, September 1, 2011

Thursday's Side Dish: Soy Cucumber Salad

The Mixed Stew is going on hiatus from Aug 29 thru September 6. We hope everyone enjoys a week of veggie repeats until then and Happy Labor Day. The Mixed Stew will be back on September 6 with even more yummy posts.

Post from August 6, 2009

Cool off with this cuke recipe

Cut cucumbers and dress them with vinegar and soy sauce. It’s a cucumber salad that’s popular in Guam – especially at parties. We suggest adding some sliced hot pepper to jazz things up.
Sliced cucumbers in soy sauce

What you will need:

3 large cucumbers, cut into 2 inch wedges
1 small onion chopped
¾ cup soy sauce
¼ cup vinegar, palm vinegar is preferred but cider vinegar will do, too
1 large bowl
1 wooden spoon
kitchen plastic wrap
Pinch of salt and pepper

Preparation and directions:

Combine soy sauce and vinegar in large bowl. Add cucumbers, onions, salt, and pepper. Mix and toss well. Cover bowl with plastic wrap. Chill for at least one hour. Then serve.
Helpful hint: Nelly prefers to use seedless (also known as burpless, hothouse or English) cucumbers for this dish. If "regular" cucumbers are being used, it helps to first cut the vegetables lengthwise and then lightly scrape off most of the seeds and pulp before cutting the cucumbers into wedges. Don't worry about being too neat about scraping everything off. This reduces the water content in the dish.

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