Sunday, November 16, 2008

Oriental Cucumber Slaw

This is another recipe that I tried to recreate. There is a delicious Chinese restaurant about an hour from where I live and they always serve a small portion of this as an appetizer to every customer. It's so light and fresh; a great side to any type of meal.

3 cucumbers, grated or very thinly sliced
4 Tbs. sugar
3 Tbs. white vinegar
3 Tbs. finely minced onion or scallion
1 tsp. sesame oil
1 tsp. sesame seeds, lightly toasted
1/4 tsp. hot sauce
salt and pepper to taste

To toast the sesame seeds, place them in a small skillet over medium heat for a couple of minutes. You will see them pop or start to lightly brown, give them a stir and they are ready to use. Mix all the ingredients together and store in refrigerator for one hour before serving. Approx 4-6 servings.

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