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Japanese Cucumber And Crab Salad

This is a very delicate and unusual salad. Don't be put off by the salt; it is used to draw water from the cucumbers, then the saltwater is drained off. This tasty salad makes a most unusual side dish. It is a gift from Mrs. Yasuko Wada, my dear friend of college days. She came to this country to study Christian education at my college, thus our lasting friendship.

Cuisine: Japanese
Type: Fish
Courses: Salads
Serves: 6 people

Recipe Ingredients

4   Cucumbers - thinly sliced
6 oz 170gCrab meat - fresh or canned
1 tablespoon 15mlSalt
1/4 cup 59mlSoy sauce, light
1/8 cup 29mlRice wine vinegar
1/2 tablespoon 7.5mlSesame oil
1   Sugar - to taste

Recipe Instructions

Mix the cucumbers with the salt. Place in a colander and let drain about 45 minutes. Rinse the cucumbers and drain well. Mix with the crab.

Make a dressing of the light soy sauce, rice-wine vinegar, sesame oil and sugar. Toss with the crab and drained cucumbers and serve.

THE FRUGAL GOURMET by Jeff Smith - From the 01-30-1991 issue - The Springfield Union-News


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