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Old 01-18-2009, 12:57 PM   #1
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Would a cucumber flavor go good with dill?

Yesterday evening, I made my first attempt at a meal. Salmon with dill sauce (sour cream, dill, celery seed), and I thought it turned out pretty good. But I was thinking that a cucumber flavor (kinda like the sauce you get on gyros) would go really great with dill and celery seed.

Has anyone tried this combination? How exactly do you get a cucumber flavor anyway? Is there a sauce or extract you can buy?


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Old 01-18-2009, 01:04 PM   #2
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To get that flavor you would need to add some diced cucumber..Dill and cucumber taste good together in my book


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Old 01-18-2009, 01:07 PM   #3
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Just make sure you seed the cuke and let it drain before you dice it....it will taste really good!
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Old 01-18-2009, 01:22 PM   #4
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You don't even have to add the cucumber to the sauce per se. You could make a quick pickling of the cucumbers (salt, sugar, rice vinegar) and top the salmon with that. The acidity will balance out the other flavors and will work nicely with the other components that you already are using.
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You can also simply peel and grate the cucumber .. then you can squeeze out the moisture in a floursack towel just like they were hashbrowns. Go for a smaller cuke and the seeds will be less of an issue.
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Old 01-18-2009, 02:23 PM   #6
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If you slice them rather than grate the cucumbers, make the slices very thin.

Also, grated cuke and plain yogurt with a little salt and some dill or cumin is delicious.
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Old 01-18-2009, 06:20 PM   #7
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Cucumbers and dill are a perfect combination. Ever made Greek Tzatziki? (Cucumbers, fresh dillweed, garlic, lemon, sour cream and yogurt) It's primarily a dip but you can spread that on salmon too, I did it a couple of days ago with leftover Tzatziki and it was very good.
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Old 01-19-2009, 09:36 AM   #8
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I like dill so I'd say yes. Start with a little bit and see how you like the taste; you can always add more.
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Old 01-19-2009, 10:22 AM   #9
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When I make a cucumber salad, Cucumbers and dill are 2 of the main ingredients. When I make dill pickles, same two ingredients. So %100 yes. Cukes + Dill = Good
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Nekom, welcome to DC! What a coincidence - we had salmon with cucumber/dill sauce for dinner last night. Cucumber and dill are naturals together and I love it on salmon.

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