This is a recipe my dad used to make as a child. Many people have never thought of eating cucumber like this; and personally I prefer having cucumber in a salad but it’s nice like this sometimes. The cucumber I am used to in the Caribbean is different from what they use in Europe and American but the texture is somewhat different and taste different when steamed also. Try this recipe and let me know what you think!
RECIPE: Sautéed Steam Cucumber
1 cucumber peeled and diced
1 red onion, diced, slice or cut into chunks
10 plum tomatoes or cherry tomatoes (or about 4 vine tomatoes)
1 teaspoon oil (grapeseed or sesame seed)
salt to taste
pepper, according to taste
1 tablespoon coconut milk (optional, this adds a nice flavour to the pot)
1/2 teaspoon thyme or 1 sprig (optional)
1. Allow pot to heat and add oil and then cucumber and onions. Saute for a few minutes, then add tomatoes and combine all the ingredients.
2. Add the other seasoning, combine well, cover and allow to simmer until tender. If you are adding coconut milk, mix in about 2 minutes before you would turn off stove.
3. Cover for a few minutes and serve.
This could be added to pitta bread, sandwiches, used as meat substitute for dish accompaniment.
What do I eat this with?
I eat this with several things –
– cooked quinoa
– spelt dumpling bakes
I like adding bell peppers to dishes like this but at the time of preparing I was all out of bell peppers. For me personally I prefer not to have bell peppers and cucumbers together in a salad – it’s one or the other because my body doesn’t seem to like this combination. However, cooked like this together it has been fine.
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