Wednesday, January 27, 2010

I didn't set out to be a Foodie...

Okay well, I don't necessarily consider this a food blog but...
Yet again tonight I've made another amazing recipe (yes, from the Moosewood Classics book...if I had enough readers, I'd do a giveaway and share the love!)

I made Cucumber Peanut Salad and Brian, it'd be the PERFECT side dish for your Gluten Free Apple Stuffed Chicken! This would be good with sliced apples added...it's definitely a must try!

3 cucumbers peeled, seeded and sliced into 1/4 inch slices
2 tsp salt
1 Tbsp brown sugar, packed
2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 1/2 Tbsp white vinegar
1 Tbsp vegetable oil
2 tsp fennel seeds
1/2 c roasted peanuts

Stir together salt and cucumber and drain in colander for 10 to 15 minutes. Rinse cucumber well and drain again.

Stir together brown sugar, lemon juice, and vinegar until sugar dissolves

Heat oil in a small sauce pan, once hot add the fennel seeds. Remove from heat and swirl the pan for 30 seconds. Return to heat (low) and cook for another minute, stirring continuously.

Place drained cucumbers (make sure they are well drained, next time I may let them sit for 30 minutes) in shallow bowl and pour hot seasoned oil over cucumbers, toss. Add sugar/lemon juice/vinegar mixture, toss.
Let set at room temperature for 30 minutes before serving.

Top with crushed peanuts just before serving.

Yes...very yumm!
very very yumm!

6 comments:

marythemom said...

I haven't read very far back in your blog, so you probably already know this, but have you read the Gluten Free Gourmet series of cookbooks?

My youngest son was gluten free for a couple of years (he grew out of it), and I really liked her books. It's so much easier now to find gluten free things than it was 8 years ago, but her stuff was pretty tasty.

Mary in TX

Babetta said...

I haven't really done a lot of cook book searching yet...so I'll definitely check it out! Thanks!

Linda said...

It sounds great. We love cucumbers, and I'm sure you're right about it going well with Brian's chicken. Thanks for participating in "What can I eat that's gluten free?"

firebear said...

This looks very good. I love cucumbers. The sweet and sour addition to the crisp and clean sounds fantastic!
we will be trying this soon.
thank you so much for sharing
Fire-Eyes

Brian said...

This does sound like a great side dish for the apple stuffed chicken. I'll have to try it next time. Thanks

Cincinnati Speech Therapy said...

I don't maintain a Gluten Free diet myself - but this looks yummy.