Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 1 English cucumber* - peeled and coarsely (large) chopped

  2. 1/2 cup 118ml Rice vinegar

  3. 1/8 teaspoon 0.6ml Salt

  4. 2 tablespoons 30ml Sugar

  5. 1/4 cup 59ml Water

  6. 1/4 cup 59ml Lite soy sauce

  7. 1 teaspoon 5ml Hot sauce

  8. 1/2 teaspoon 2 1/2ml Ground coriander

  9. 4 Salmon - (4-ounce) fillets

  10. 1 tablespoon 15ml Sesame seeds - toasted

  11. 1 tablespoon 15ml English cucumber - thinly sliced (large)

  12. 1 -- (1 1/2-inch-long) fresh ginger, peeled

  13. 1 Garlic clove

  14. 2 tablespoons 30ml Rice vinegar

  15. 1 tablespoon 15ml Lite soy sauce

  16. 1 tablespoon 15ml Honey

  17. 1/8 teaspoon 0.6ml Dried red pepper - crushed

  18. 1/4 cup 59ml Peanut oil

  19. 1/2 teaspoon 2 1/2ml Dark sesame oil

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Process chopped cucumber in a food processor just until smooth, stopping once to scrape down sides.

  2. Pour mixture through a large cheesecloth-lined wire-mesh strainer into a bowl, discarding pulp. Stir in 1/2 cup vinegar and salt.

  3. Bring sugar and water to a boil in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring often. Remove from heat, and stir into cucumber liquid mixture. Set aside.

  4. Combine soy sauce and next 5 ingredients; brush over fillets. Place fillets in a lightly greased 13- x 9-inch pan; sprinkle with sesame seeds.

  5. Bake at 450F for 10 to 12 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork.

  6. Arrange fillets and sliced cucumber evenly into 4 pasta bowls. Spoon cucumber liquid mixture evenly into each dish. Drizzle with a small amount of Ginger Vinaigrette: Ginger Vinaigrette: Process ginger and garlic in a food processor until smooth, stopping once to scrape down sides. Add vinegar, soy sauce, honey and dried red pepper; process 30 seconds. With processor running, slowly pour oils through food chute, blending just until smooth. Yield: 1/2 cup.

  7. *English cucumbers are found sealed in plastic wrap in the produce section.

  8. Notes: Anne Quatrano and Clifford Harrison of Bacchanalia restaurant in Atlanta often feature Asian dishes on their menu.


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