Tuesday, September 28, 2021


Stir Fry Fragrant Crunchy Cucumber, an easy stir fry cucumber dish worth trying instead of salads or just plain cut slices. The cucumber are crunchy after frying and fragrant. Just marinate the cucumber slices with some salt, then grab and squeezed out the water. Rinsed once or twice and squeeze off excess water. This process is to get crunchy cucumber slices.
1 cucumber [<500gm]-quartered lengthwise, pith removed and sliced thin pieces
1 small onion - peeled and sliced
1 pip garlic - peeled and chopped
1/2 tbsp dried prawns - rinsed and chopped
1 small red chilli - cut small pieces
1/3 tsp salt
1 tsp sugar
dash of pepper
1 tsp vinegar
  1. Season sliced cucumber with some salt.  Leave to rest for 15-20 minutes.  Then grab and squeeze out the liquid.  Rinse once or twice and squeeze out excess water.  Set aside.
  2. Add oil to a non stick pan, fry dried prawns until fragrant, add onions, chopped garlic and red chillies.  Fry until fragrant. [I have slightly over fried these ingredients which affects the looks of the cucumber]. The cucumber slices will have a bright greenish look.
  3. Then add in cucumber.  Stir fry over high heat for a minute or so.  Add seasoning.  Continue to fry until cucumber is cooked.
  4. Add in vinegar.  Mix well.
  5. Dish up to serve.

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