CHEF JEFF — ONE BYTE AT A TIME: Glazed Cucumbers with SesameAre you looking for a new way to fix your cucumbers besides sliced in a little vinegar?
By: Herald Staff Report,
Are you looking for a new way to fix your cucumbers besides sliced in a little vinegar? Then, try this recipe, adapted from “Savoring Spices and Herbs: Recipe Secrets of Flavor, Aroma, and Color” by Julie Sahni.
Glazed Cucumbers with Sesame
1 tablespoon sesame seeds
3 cucumbers, ends trimmed, peeled, halved lengthwise, seeded
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
¼ teaspoon kosher salt
¼ teaspoon ground white pepper
1 tablespoon water
1 tablespoon lime juice
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
Lightly toast sesame seeds in a dry skillet over medium heat until golden brown, about 2 minutes; set aside.
Cut cucumber halves crosswise into 2-inch pieces. Cut each piece lengthwise into ½-inch thick julienne sticks.
Melt butter in large skillet over medium heat; add cucumber pieces, salt and pepper. Cook until cucumber is opaque. Sprinkle with water. Cover; cook until just soft.
Uncover skillet; raise the heat to high. Cook, shaking pan, until pieces are glazed, about 1 minute. Transfer to serving dish. Sprinkle with sesame seeds, lime juice and cilantro.
Yield: Serves 4.
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