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Cucumber with Coconut Sauce

Beef Curry

I don't eat vegetables (even cucumber) so I didn't actually taste this recipe. Mike wasn't thrilled with it, but my other guests said they liked it. It's simple enough to make and it thanksfully does not require a Balinese spice mix, though seeding the cucumbers can be a pain. Try to find seedless cucumbers if you can.

Cucumber with Coconut Sauce



Fry shallots, garlic and chilies in oil, over low heat, for 2 minutes. Add shrimp paste and fry for 1 mimunte. Add coconut milk, bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Add cucumbers, bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until the sauce thickens and the cucumbers are soft. Season with salt and pepper and taste.

Adapted from a recipe at the website

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