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Monday, September 19, 2011

Cold Cucumber Salad in Thai-inspired dressing



The cold cucumber salad...

Be the first of your friends to like this.

3 pcs medium sized cucumbers

Dressing
3 stalks of lemon grass (white portion only)
6 calamansi juice
1 tbsp Green Curry Paste 
1tsp Cumin Powder 
1 tsp Curry Powder 
2 tbsp Refined Sugar,  
3 tbsp Ground peanuts (reserve 1 tbsp for garnish)
1-2 tsp chili powder (use fresh green and red jalapeno pepper if available) 
Salt and ground pepper


Peel cucumbers alternately so as to leave green stripes. Cut into half lengthwise and remove seeds. Cut crosswise into 1/4 inch thick. Chill.

In a blender, put all the spices and blend. Adjust taste with salt and pepper as well as sugar.

Pour dressing in the cucumber and mix well just before serving. Arrange in a serving platter with lemon grass, jalapeno or ground peanuts as garnish.


Topped with peanuts, this cold cucumber salad is rich in flavor.

Taste of Thailand. Left to right: Green Curry Paste, Cumin Powder, Curry Powder,  Refined Sugar,  Ground peanuts, and chil i powder....
Blended into bursting flavor!
Beautifully cut cucumbers...
lemongrass...
The heart of the flavor, lemon grass...
By GERLIE M. UY

More on lemon grass
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cymbopogon
http://www.stuartxchange.org/Tanglad.html
http://wakeuphils.wordpress.com/2009/03/01/health-benefits-of-lemon-grass/