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Kyuri No Sunome (Japanese Cucumber Salad)

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

Recipe Ingredients

5 tablespoons 75mlCucumbers - seeded (medium)
2 teaspoons 10mlSalt
1/2 cup 118mlLemon juice
1/2 cup 99g / 3.5ozSugar
1/4 teaspoon 1.3mlMsg (optional)
1 tablespoon 15mlWhite wine vinegar
2 teaspoons 10mlSesame seeds - toasted

Recipe Instructions

Peel cucumbers lengthwise, leaving thin green stripes.

Slice very thinly into a large glass or stainless steel bowl. Add salt and mix with hand until cucumber slices are quite limp. Set aside for 45 minutes.

Meanwhile, mix lemon juice, sugar, MSG and white wine vinegar. Transfer cucumbers to a strainer and squeeze as much liquid as possible out of the cucumbers.

Discard salt water. Add cucumbers to the lemon juice mixture. Ground the toasted sesame seeds and stir into the salad.

Mary Davis


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