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Old 04-26-2012, 01:43 PM   #1
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TNT Asian Cucumber Salad

Peel and cut !large ir 2 med. cucumbers slice thin In a small bowl combine 1/4 cup rice vinegar,the juice of 1 lime 1/4 cup sugar,1 tea, kosher salt 1 tea. red pepper flakes. pour dressing over the cucumbers add a few torn mint leaves and torn cilantro leaves how much of the torn leaves is your choice I like a lot of both.Chill for at least 20 min.
enjoy I love this with a sliced bagute hollow ed out and filled with chopped tomatoes lots of evoo red onion and several sliced hard cooked eggs some red wine vinegar. so yummy and good.
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Sounds good. I have copied and pasted it. DH doesn't like cukes, but enjoys the cucumber salad at one of our favourite Chinese restaurants.
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Sounds good! I suggest adding some toasted sesame seeds, either white or black.
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Sounds good! I suggest adding some toasted sesame seeds, either white or black.
Good idea.
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Sounds good. I have copied and pasted it. DH doesn't like cukes, but enjoys the cucumber salad at one of our favourite Chinese restaurants.
Thanks for letting me know. Hope you both like this one.You might try very thin sliced zucchini instead of the cucumbers they are great this way.
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Sounds good! I suggest adding some toasted sesame seeds, either white or black.
Will do. thanks for the idea.
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TYVM @ TL & KM. The crunchy, toasty taste of sesame seeds very nicely offsets the cold, fresh sweet taste of cucumbers. My suggestion comes from eating many Asian condiments and salads that incorporated both cucumbers and sesame seeds. I don't always understand why Asian things work, but I understand that they work.
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Thanks for letting me know. Hope you both like this one.You might try very thin sliced zucchini instead of the cucumbers they are great this way.
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Oh, I don't think so. He can handle English cukes, but really detests zucchini.
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Oh, I don't think so. He can handle English cukes, but really detests zucchini.
by golly he sounds just like a man I know How does he feel about yellow summer squash? Lemon cukes are nice as are Armenian cukes both are mild and crunchy.
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"Cukes" and zucchini are oddly the same in some recipes but different in many others. I've noted a Thai version of sweet 'n sour (beef, pork, chicken, shrimp) that uses cucumbers instead of zucchini more often (IMO) seen in Chinese cooking. OTOH I make some sushi dishes (e.g. California roll) where cucumbers are de rigueur and zucchini would be just wrong. How many of us would steam some zucchini as a side vegetable, or maybe bread and fry them, compared to who would do the same for cucumber? Cucumber in salads is often the case but how often do you see zucchini in salads?

I'm all in favor for equal representation of both cucumbers and zucchini!
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