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Old 06-28-2014, 07:54 AM   #21
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I like Swedish cucumber salad:

Thinly sliced cucumbers, onion, fresh dill, S&P, 3:1 water to vinegar, sugar. The amount of sugar depends on how many cukes and onions are in the bowl. usually I take 2/3 c water, 1/3 c vinegar and about 1/4 c sugar --shake that up in a mason jar with the dill and S&P (this is for a bowl with about 3-4 cukes and 1 medium onion). Taste. Too sweet, add more vinegar, too tart, add more sugar. Let this marinade, covered, in the fridge for at least 4 hours, serve at room temperature.

For recipes using cucumber + sour cream, instead of using sour cream, I usually will drain whole yogurt to get rid of as much whey as possible (save for bread making or kimchee), and use 7/8 c yogurt "cheese" for each cup of sour cream. Otherwise, if you prefer, you can use Greek yogurt.

Indian cucumber raita with mint is another option.

http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/fo...r-Raita-104741

You can serve with chicken kabobs, chicken or turkey burgers, lamb, just about anything grilled or if you are making Indian mains.

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Really interested in this thread---- I love cucumbers!
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Old 06-28-2014, 11:19 AM   #23
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Whats the difference between rice wine vinegar and rice vinegar?

I only have rice vinegar. Is it just as good?
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Old 06-28-2014, 11:32 AM   #24
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Whats the difference between rice wine vinegar and rice vinegar?

I only have rice vinegar. Is it just as good?
"Rice Wine or Rice Vinegar?

Before going any further, let's clear up the difference between rice wine and rice vinegar. Enjoyed by the Chinese for over 4,000 years, rice wine is made by a fermentation process involving yeast that transforms the sugars from glutinous rice into alcohol. When making rice vinegar the fermentation process goes one step further, adding bacteria to turn the alcohol into an acid. It's easy enough to confuse the two since they often sit side by side at the grocery store. The fact that rice vinegar is also called "rice wine vinegar" doesn't help matters."

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Old 06-28-2014, 11:33 AM   #25
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This was what I found: http://www.discusscooking.com/forums...gar-46674.html
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Old 06-28-2014, 12:37 PM   #26
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Whats the difference between rice wine vinegar and rice vinegar?

I only have rice vinegar. Is it just as good?
Not really. I made that mistake and the results were awful.
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Wasabi mayo cucumber cups.
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Old 06-28-2014, 12:51 PM   #28
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Not really. I made that mistake and the results were awful.
What did you make with it?

I use rice vinegar. I just checked to make sure and realized I'm almost out! I may head out to the Asian grocery store tomorrow. This is the brand I have:
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Wasabi mayo cucumber cups.
Love these! Thanks!
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I also have rice wine, aka shao hsing or shao xing. I think this is the brand, but it's hard to tell. The label looks pretty much the same, but most of the writing is in Chinese. 17.5% alcohol!
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You made me look. I just have rice vinegar. I probably bought it specifically for a recipe, but now I'm wondering if it was supposed to be rice wine vinegar...
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You made me look. I just have rice vinegar. I probably bought it specifically for a recipe, but now I'm wondering if it was supposed to be rice wine vinegar...
I'm definitely going to the Asian grocery store tomorrow and see what they have. I can't remember ever seeing rice wine vinegar, but I'm not sure I was looking for it.

RB, rice vinegar works fine for the recipes I've used it in.
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You made me look. I just have rice vinegar. I probably bought it specifically for a recipe, but now I'm wondering if it was supposed to be rice wine vinegar...
Rice vinegar and rice wine vinegar are the same thing.
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Old 06-29-2014, 03:59 AM   #34
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When I get sesame noodles from the the Chinese restaurant, they julienne cukes and put them in there. I do the same when I've made it in the past.

Also, with those wasabi mayo cups, you can probably substitute hummus, and it would be really good too.

Ive also been at parties where they serve gazpacho out of cucumber cups as well.
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When I get sesame noodles from the the Chinese restaurant, they julienne cukes and put them in there. I do the same when I've made it in the past.

Also, with those wasabi mayo cups, you can probably substitute hummus, and it would be really good too.

Ive also been at parties where they serve gazpacho out of cucumber cups as well.
I've used cucumber "cups" as the delivery device for crab salad, chicken salad, salsa, cold cucumber soup.

Cucumber salsa recipe that is in my "to try this summer file"

Cucumber Salsa - Bon Appétit
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When I get sesame noodles from the the Chinese restaurant, they julienne cukes and put them in there. I do the same when I've made it in the past.

Also, with those wasabi mayo cups, you can probably substitute hummus, and it would be really good too.

Ive also been at parties where they serve gazpacho out of cucumber cups as well.
I'm going to try that with the Dragon Lady's Sesame noodles the next time. Thanks Larry.

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I've used cucumber "cups" as the delivery device for crab salad, chicken salad, salsa, cold cucumber soup.

Cucumber salsa recipe that is in my "to try this summer file"

Cucumber Salsa - Bon Appétit
That Cucumber Salsa looks like a winner from Bon Appetit.

This recipe from them also sounds interesting and unusual.
Spiced Cucumbers and Coconut Milk - Bon Appétit
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MIL likes slices of them instead of bread/chips for dipping into hummus or tepanade.
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I have just remembered this site on the wonders of cucumbers that I thought you might like to visit............ Intrigued arn't you ??

The Secret Super Cleaning Powers of the Mighty Cucumber | Apartment Therapy
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I have just remembered this site on the wonders of cucumbers that I thought you might like to visit............ Intrigued arn't you ??

The Secret Super Cleaning Powers of the Mighty Cucumber | Apartment Therapy
That's pretty funny - "Just rinse away any seeds." lol Thanks.
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I posted this as a pickle recipe. But it is a great way to use those "oops, missed that cucumber" cukes (the ones that are oversized).

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