Neil Perry: Cucumber with smashed garlic

AT A GLANCE

  • Serves 4 people

  • 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
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.

Topics:

AUTUMN, CHINESE, CUCUMBERS, VEGETARIAN, SIDE DISH, GARLIC, GINGER, CHEFS' RECIPES

Recipe:

NEIL PERRY AND ANDY EVANS

Photography:

CHRIS CHEN

Styling:

EMMA KNOWLES

FEATURED IN

Mar 2009

Mar 2009

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