Braised Cucumbers with Dill

Fresh cucumbers are excellent when gently braised in butter and served warm. This dish is best with thin-skinned cucumbers, like English, Japanese, and Persian varieties.

Yields:

10

Total Time:

0

hours

20

mins

Ingredients
1 1/2 tbsp.
unsalted butter
1
medium leek
3 lb.
tender-skinned cucumbers
2 tbsp.
water
salt
2 tbsp.
chopped dill
Directions
  1. In a large skillet, melt 1 tablespoon of the butter. Add the leek and cook over moderately low heat, stirring, until tender, 4 minutes. Stir in the cucumbers, the remaining 1/2 tablespoon of butter, and the water. Season with salt. Cover and cook over moderate heat, stirring a few times, until the cucumbers are crisp-tender, 3 minutes. Uncover and cook over moderately high heat until any liquid has evaporated, about 1 minute. Transfer the cucumbers to a bowl, stir in the dill, and serve.

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Braised Cucumbers with Dill

Fredrika Stjärne

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