Cooked as a cucumber.

Last night Paul made a chicken stir fry for dinner. He used carrots, red and green peppers and cucumber.

Stir fry

Cucumber?

At first I couldn’t figure out what it was. I thought it may have been the zucchini I got in the last veggie order but those where yellow and this was green. Eventually Paul told me what it was.

And it was delicious!

I would never, ever have thought about cooking cucumber. To me its a salad veggie. Served sliced and cold. Or a snack with peanut butter to dip it in. Cooking it has never been a thought before.

But it was delicious!

So I Googled and I found a few recipes I want to try out.

Sauteed Cucumber

Baked Cucumber

Roast Cucumber

Do you have any recipes that involve cooking cucumbers? Please leave them in the comments below.

One Reply to “Cooked as a cucumber.”

  1. This recipe has become a family favourite:

    MARINA’S CHICKEN

    1kg chicken fillets, cubed

    Marinade:
    3dessert spoons brown sugar 1 Tbl sherry
    1Tbl soya sauce
    ½ tsp Salt
    1 egg yolk

    small tin pineapple pieces 1 Red pepper
    1 onion
    3-4 spring onions
    punnet of mushrooms
    ½ cucumber

    Sauce:
    ½ cup sugar ½ cup vinegar
    3 Tbl tomato sauce ¼ cup sherry or dry white wine
    1Tbl soy sauce cornflour
    juice from pineapple pieces

    1. Mix marinade ingredients together and marinate the chicken for at least an hour.
    2. Drain pineapple, keep the liquid. Slice the veg into chunks.
    3. Fry onions and add green pepper, spring onions and mushrooms, cook through, add the cucumber and pineapple, heat through and season. Remove from heat and keep warm.
    4. Drain chicken and add the liquid to the pineapple liquid. Coat chicken in seasoned cornflour and fry in batches until cooked through and browned. Drain oil and add the chicken to the veg.
    5. To make the sauce, combine all the ingredients except the cornflour in a small pot. Mix approx. 1 dessert spoon cornflour with a little water, and stir into the other ingredients. Bring to the boil, remove from heat once thickened and pour over meat and veg.

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