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Filled Cucumber Cases
Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Cucumbers blanched and deseeded. Filled in with sweet chutney and shellfish mixture. Makes for an excellent summer side dish.


Ingredients :

    6 cucumbers - peeled and cut into 1" slices

    1 tbsp sweet chutney

    250 gm shelled, prepared and cooked shellfish

    125 ml home made mayonnaise

    2 tsp lemon juice

    2 tbsp thick yogurt

    1 tbsp grated white radish

    1/2 tsp garlic paste

    1 tbsp chopped coriander

    1 chopped green chilli

    1 tbsp finely chopped gherkins

    1 tbsp tomato puree 


    shredded rind of one orange

    mild chilli powder

    Method  :

    Blanch cucumbers in boiling water for 30 seconds.

    Drain and refresh with cold water pat dry with a cloth.

    With a teaspoon remove the seeds from the center of the cucumber to create an indentation.

    For the Garnish :

    Boil orange shreds for 3 minutes in water.

    Drain, refresh and dry.

    Spoon the sweet chutney into the center of each cucumber case.

    Mix all other ingredients with the shellfish, season well and pile into the centre of the cucumber.

    Garnish with orange peel and dust on some chilli powder.

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