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To brighten skin pour ample boiling water over whole cucumbers in a strainer. Immediately drop into iced water. When well chilled remove cucumbers and pat dry with paper towels. Trim cucumber ends cut in half lengthwise. With a spoon scrape out and discard
Lemon Cucumber Sunomono
Slice peeled cucumber in wafer thin slices three quarters of way through. Soak in salted water 1 hour. Drain rinse under cold water. Pat dry with absorbent paper. Cut seaweed in 2.5cm 1 in squares. Soak seaweed in hot water 1 minute drain. Place in four
Partially peel the cucumber leaving some long green strips for colour. Slice as thinly as possible sprinkle with salt and leave to degorge in a colander for about 30 minutes. Squeeze out any excess liquid gently with your hands then dry on kitchen towels.
Kani No Sunomono
GETTING READY 1 Use a fork or serrated knife to drag along the length of peeled cucumber. Slice the cucumber. MAKING 2 In a small plate place the cucumber slices. 3 Season with salt and sugar and let it stand for couple of minutes. 4 Drain the excess liquid
Cut cucumbers in half lengthwise and remove any large seeds peel if you like. Slice crosswise into very thin slices. Marinate in a mixture of the vinegar sugar salt and ginger. Chill in the marinade an hour or longer.