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Braised Cucumbers


"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."
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45 m servings 103 cals
Original recipe yields 4 servings

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  1. 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.
  2. 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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  • The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of salt. The actual amount of salt consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 103 calories; 9 g fat; 5.5 g carbohydrates; 1.3 g protein; 23 mg cholesterol; 2946 mg sodium. Powered by the ESHA Research Database © 2018, ESHA Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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easy to make and super great side dish for summer and heavy meals

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 sp...