STUFFED CUCUMBERS BAYALDI


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RATE: ❤️❤️ 👌🏻👌🏻 💲

I thought it would have been easier to have just cut up all the ingredients, mixed, dressed and served them as a side dish but of course you would have missed out on the presentation of this dish.

How do I feel about blanching cucumber?? I personally like natural cucumbers, the fresh crispy taste disappears when you blanch them.

Presentation made this a decorative piece on your plate. Do I think it was worth all the trouble? If you’re looking at feeding your family, I’d say no. If you’re preparing a special dinner with your partner, I’d say yes.

RECIPE: Simple and easy. There's not much in this recipe. My family are not necessarily keen about mint so I substituted with dry basil. Easy to make.

RECIPE

SERVES 4

2 English cucumbers, peeled and cut into 1 1/2 inches thick (4cm)

4 tablespoons olive oil

3 tomatoes, diced

2 tablespoons, fresh mint, chopped

Salt & Pepper

Blanch cucumbers for 2 minutes in salted boiling water.

Rinse under cold water and drain.

Scoop out the pulp of cucumber slices and set aside.

In a skillet, heat oil and sauce the tomatoes, then add mint and salt and pepper.

Spoon stuffing into cucumbers and place in a steamer for 5 minutes.

(I didnt think it needed any further steaming . I also did not use mint but only salt and pepper)

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