Stuffed Cucumbers 1

Remove part or all of the skin on cucumbers, cut into 2-inch slices and scoop out the seeds. Mix pork, oil, salt, soy sauce, corn starch, onion, celery, and ginger in a large bowl. Fill cucumber slices with pork mixture. Heat 2 T oil in a large skillet over medium heat, add cucumber slices and boullion. Cover skillet and cook for 10 minutes. Turn heat down and simmer for another 30 minutes. Transfer cucumber slices to a plate, pour sauce over them, and serve.

From R.C Gorman, Nudes and Foods.

Stuffed Cucumbers 2

The fresh flavor of cucumbers is NOT lost in the cooking process.

Peel cucumbers and cut in half, lengthwise. Scrape away seeds with a spoon. Mix meat, bread crumbs, garlic and egg. Fill cucumber "boats" with this mixture. Place in microwave dish and pour tomato sauce over the stuffed cucumbers. Cover each with a slice of cheese. (Select cheese according to desired degree of tangyness. If sauce already contains Parmesan cheese you may wish to omit the cheese.)

Cover dish, and microwave on 80% power for five minutes. Turn dish 1/2 turnand repeat. Test cucumbers with a fork for doneness. If they appear too hard, cook another 5 minutes on 80%.


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