This one of my favorite go to salads for snacking. Found usually at your local sushi house but its so easy and good for you, have it at home! Often! I do use Splenda as opposed to the sugar, I cant tell the differance. When I am at a sushi house I love to have the fresh seaweed added! Shown here as a snacker with no proteins. You know I love cucumber water eh?
I KNOW I should have been a mermaid. grunt.
Crab or Seafood Sunomono (cucumber salads)
- 1 large English cucumber
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
- 1 tablespoon sugar or SPLENDA*
- 1 tsp soy sauce
- Sesame seeds
- 1 Cup crab, or #10 Shrimps
Peel and slice cucumber into very thin slices. ( Mandolin or super sharp paring knife) Sprinkle sliced cucumber slices with salt and let stand a few minutes. Squeeze out excess moisture.
Combine vinegar, sugar, and soy in a bowl and mix well. Pour the mixture over the cucumber slices and mix well. Fold in Seafoods. Top with toasted sesame seeds. If left refridgerated for a few hours, the cukes wilt a bit, but the flavors are delish!
TIP: I have found in many of my recipes, that if you buy the sesame seeds in a bag in the hispanic isle, they are much fresher, and less than HALF the cost of bottled brand names! FYI!