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Neil Perry: Cucumber with smashed garlic


You'll need

4 Lebanese cucumbers, halved lengthways, seeds removed 2 garlic cloves, smashed in a mortar and pestle 7 gm (1½ cm) piece of ginger, cut into julienne 1½ tbsp rice wine vinegar 1 tbsp caster sugar 1 tbsp sesame oil

Method

  • 01
  • Coarsely chop cucumber into rough 4cm lengths, and combine in a non-reactive bowl with 2 tsp sea salt, tossing to coat. Stand for 1 hour, then drain. Combine with garlic and ginger and set aside.
  • 02
  • Combine vinegar, sugar and oil in a small bowl, drizzle over cucumber mixture, stir to combine and stand for 10 minutes to allow flavours to combine. Serve as a condiment.

At A Glance

  • Serves 4 people
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At A Glance

  • Serves 4 people

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Mar 2009

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