Then I saw the SupermarketWars (a parody of theStarWars). In the fateful scene, Darth Tater tells Cuke Skywalker, “Cuke, I am your father.” I still chuckle recalling the scene when Cuke answers, “That’s impossible!”
Anyway, I LOVE cucumbers.
Part.1: Lightly Pickled Cucumber slices
- 2 Cucumbers or 1 long English variety
- Kelp powder stock
- SeaSalt – to taste
- 2 cucumbers, partially pealed if homegrown or organic, but completely peal them if they’re conventional.
- Slice them thinly (about 5mm thick)
- Place a layer of cuke slices in a glass container (or a dish, you can put inside of a reusable ziplock bag).
- Sprinkle some kelp powder stock, and repeat until all the slices are used.
- Keep the lidded container in the fridge overnight.
- Gently mix the cuke slices with hand.
- SeaSalt to taste.
- You can eat them as they are, but to make it disgustingly healthy, set them aside for Cucumber and Wakame seaweed salad.
Part.2: Cucumber and Wakame Seaweed salad
- 1 cup of lightly pickled cucumber slices
- 1/3 cup of dried pre-cut Wakame seaweed
- Filtered water
- 3 heaping Tablespoons toasted (black) sesame seeds
- 2 Tablespoons agave
- 2 Tablespoons soySauce or tamari
- 2 Tablespoons rice vinegar
- 1 Tablespoon cooking sake
- Rehydrate the seaweed in cold filtered water. (Tap is ok, I don’t recommend bottled water.)
- Soak the seaweed until they’re all seaweedy again.
- Drain the water, & squeeze as much water out as possible (otherwise it will dilute the vinegarette).
- Crush 3 tablespoons of roasted sesame seeds
- Combine 2 tablespoons each of Agave, soySauce (or Tamari), riceVinegar, and 1 tablespoon of cooking sake.
- Mix the crushed sesame seeds into the vinegarette. Please adjust the taste to your liking.
- Add lightly pickled cuke slices and well-drained Wakame seaweed, and gently mix.
- Serve as a cool side dish, and enjoy eating!