Cucumber Salad

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Chef: as heard on Nine To Noon Monday 8 August 2005

Tags: salad, cucumber

(Serves 4-6)

Ingredients

  • 50 mls fish sauce
  • 50 mls lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 clove garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1 cucumber, peeled, halved lengthways, seeded, each half sliced paper
  • thin, slices sprinkled well with salt, set aside 30 minutes, well
  • rinsed in cold water and squeezed dry.
  • 3 spring onions, thinly sliced on the diagonal
  • ½ cup thinly sliced mint leaves
  • ½ cup sweet Thai chilli sauce
  • ½ cup crushed roasted unsalted peanuts.

Method

Mix the fish sauce, lime juice, sugar and garlic until the sugar has dissolved. Reserve.

Put the cucumber, spring onions and mint into a bowl, add the fish sauce mixture and mix well.

Serve each fritter with some salad on top, some chilli sauce and a sprinkling of peanuts.