Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Grilled Cucumber Spears in Asian Vinagrette

Serves 4


1 or 2 cucumbers
1/4 cup rice vinegar
1 tsp sesame oil
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp soy sauce
1 TBS chopped fresh mint (or 1 tsp dried)
salt and pepper to taste

Cut the ends off of the cucumber. Slice crosswise into three sections, then cut each section lengthwise into 4 spears. In a bowl, mix remaining ingredients and whisk well.
Grill cucumber 2-3 minutes on each cut side. Remove from grill and place in the vinaigrette. Mix well and serve warm or cold.


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