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Thursday, May 17, 2007

Cucumber Salad with Wa-Fu Dressing

This salad is soooo good. It is sweet and salty and the razor thin slices of cucumber make for the most fantastic texture. Since our cucumber invasion we have made this three times.... Unfortunately this one doesn't keep so well. Nor does recycling the dressing for a new batch work as well as we hoped either - the vinegar loses it's bite and it becomes really sweet. But you probably won't have leftovers.

Cucumber Salad with Wa-Fu Dressing
From Japanese Cooking: Contemporary & Traditional by Miyoko Nishimoto Schinner.

You Will Need:
1/3 C Rice Wine Vinegar
1 T Soy Sauce
1-2 T Sweetener of Choice Such as Frozen Apple Juice Concentrate, White Grape Juice Concentrate, FuitSource, or Sugar
1/2 t Sea Salt
Several Drops Sesame Oil
2 Japanese Cucumbers or 1/2 European Cucumber; Sliced as Thinly as Possible

Method:

Whisk the dressing together. Pour over cucumbers in a bowl and toss very gently. Serve or let marinate for 30 minutes.

4 comments:

Laura said...

they aren't even kidding. this is one of the best things i've ever had in my life!

Carrie said...

Ok, clearly Laura is right - i only have one question: on the part of the ingredient list with the "or", which do you use? The Frozen Apple or White Grape Juice Concentrate, FuitSource, or Sugar?

whatweatelastnight said...

I usually use evaporated cane sugar, but for the party I used Fructose Natural Sweetener. It dissolves a bit easier and is sweeter than regular sugar. -Amos

whatweatelastnight said...

Carrie - thanks for that editing comment. Will fix! -erin