I searched on the internet for braised cucumbers after watching 'Julie and Julia' for the umpteenth time. There weren't many recipes and they were all different. I took the information from all the recipes and meshed them together, deleting some ingredients and adding others. The dish turned out wonderful. This is a side dish that I have served with quite a few different types of main dishes. It seems to go with almost any type of food.

prep:
10 mins
cook:
5 mins
total:
45 mins
additional:
30 mins
Servings:
4
Max Servings:
4
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Ingredients

Directions

  • Place cucumbers in a shallow baking dish and sprinkle kosher salt over the top; toss to coat and let rest, 30 minutes to 1 hour. Drain cucumbers and discard any accumulated liquid.

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  • Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir cucumbers in hot butter until cucumbers are heated through and color starts to change, 5 to 10 minutes. Transfer cucumbers to a serving dish and season with lemon juice, mint, and black pepper.

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Nutrition:

The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of salt. The actual amount of salt consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

102.54 calories; 1.33 g protein; 5.51 g carbohydrates; 8.99 g fat; 22.9 mg cholesterol; 2945.88 mg sodium.Full Nutrition


Reviews (3)

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Most helpful positive review

Vee Respess
09/14/2017
easy to make and super great side dish for summer and heavy meals

Most helpful critical review

Graynbruce
06/28/2018
I ve never made anything like this before so I follow the instructions exactly except I use fresh mint instead of dried. I think perhaps the directions are missing a step to rinse off all the salt from the cucumbers. It just said to drain off the water so that s what I did but 2 tablespoons of salt soaked into the cucumbers made it inedible. It was way too salty. I will try this recipe again and rinse all the salt off. Perhaps I m missing something?
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Soup Loving Nicole
03/12/2017
I was very skeptical about this recipe and didn't want to waste 3 cucumbers so I scaled the recipe in half. This was definitely different but good too. I know the mint is traditional for this specific recipe but I didn't love that part. I'd probably use a different herb next time but that is just me. This turned out far better than I had anticipated and is one I'd definitely make again. Thanks for sharing!
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Graynbruce
06/28/2018
I ve never made anything like this before so I follow the instructions exactly except I use fresh mint instead of dried. I think perhaps the directions are missing a step to rinse off all the salt from the cucumbers. It just said to drain off the water so that s what I did but 2 tablespoons of salt soaked into the cucumbers made it inedible. It was way too salty. I will try this recipe again and rinse all the salt off. Perhaps I m missing something?
Vee Respess
09/14/2017
easy to make and super great side dish for summer and heavy meals