Saturday, February 12, 2011

Braised Cucumber

1-2 cucumbers
1-2 Tbls butter
1 Tbls lemon juice
1 pinch dried mint

Peel cucumbers, slice lengthwise in quarters and remove seeds. Cut into 1" chunks. Melt butter in a skillet; add cucumbers and lightly salt. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until cucumbers turn somewhat translucent and begin to brown. Add lemon juice and mint; cook 2-3 more minutes, stirring so cucumbers are browned evenly.

Variation: I've seen a very similar recipe that used vinegar (instead of lemon juice) and dill (instead of mint). Sounds like a tasty alternative to me.

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