Having watched the movie so many times, I am amazed as to how I let the words ‘Braised Cucumber’ remain unheard. I did hear it today, and I had cucumbers, and butter, and so I made it. I didn’t have the mint. Maybe it would change the taste of the recipe. I made it with coriander instead.
They do taste different. And they are quick to make. Though, I must admit, I am not a big fan of this one. It looks kind of cute though.
Here’s the recipe.
- 2 cucumbers
- 2 tbsp butter
- salt to taste
- 1/2 tsp lemon juice
- 2 tbsp finely chopped coriander (or mint if you have it)
- 1/4th tsp pepper
Peel the cucumbers. Cut them into quarters. Remove the seeds. Chop into small pieces.
Melt the butter in a pan. Add the cucumber pieces. Cover and cook on medium heat for five minutes.
Open the cover, add salt, lemon juice, coriander and pepper. Toss around for a minute.