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Stuffed Cucumber

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Stuffed Cucumber is a mouth watering side dish recipe. Try this Stuffed Cucumber; I am sure you will get a lot of compliments for this one!
  Cucumber 1⁄2
  Pork fat 2 1⁄2 Ounce (A Little Fat With It)
  Canned water chestnuts 1 Teaspoon
  Canned bamboo shoots 1 Teaspoon
  Salt To Taste
  Egg 1 Teaspoon, beaten
  Peanut oil 1 Tablespoon
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), crushed
  Stock 4 Tablespoon
  Soy sauce 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Cornflour 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Cold water 1 Tablespoon
  Parsley/Watercress / onion flower 1 Tablespoon

Peel the cucumber.
With a long thin pointed knife remove the seeds without cutting through the opposite end, leaving a fair-sized 'cave' in the cucumber.
Very finely chop the pork, chestnuts and bamboo shoots.
Mix them together and work in a tiny pinch of salt, sugar and Ve-Tsin and the beaten egg.
Knead and throw as when making bread dough.
Stuff the cucumber with this filling and place it in a steamer, cover tightly and steam hard for 20 minutes.
Meanwhile, heat the oil.
Fry the garlic in it until golden and then discard it.
Add to the pan the stock, another pinch of salt, sugar and Ve-Tsin and the soy sauce.
Bring to the boil.
Stir in the cornflour, blended with the water, and boil for 1 1/2-2 minutes.
Remove the cucumber to a heated serving dish.
Cut it through into slices and spoon the sauce over them.
Garnish with parsley, watercress or onion 'flower'.

Recipe Summary

Side Dish

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