I saw Jamie making this salad on tv as part of his Jamie’s 30-Minute Meals series and thought I’d give it a try. We were doing a barbecue, we usually do vegetable kebabs and have a basic salad with a barbecue but I fancied a change so I decided I’d make a variety of salads. This was quite quick to make and looked pretty. When we came to eat it was very popular, I’d definitely make it again but I think I’d reduce the quantities of dressing, as there seemed to be a little too much dressing but I wouldn’t reduce the quantity of sesame oil as it wasn’t at all noticeable. (I’ve given Jamie’s quantities below for the dressing but adjust to your taste). Since I wasn’t using coriander leaves in any other dish I didn’t bother messing around with coriander stalks and haven’t included that step. The soy sauce in the dressing does make it most suitable as a side dish for any oriental dishes but it can be used more widely. It would be a great salad to put into individual bowls as part of a Japanese meal.
- 2cm piece of fresh ginger
- 1 tbsp soy sauce
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp sesame oil
- 1 lime
- 1 cucumber
- Small handful of fresh coriander
- ½ a fresh red chilli
- Peel and grate 2cm of fresh ginger on to a serving platter and add 1 tablespoon of soy sauce, 3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil and 1 teaspoon of sesame oil. Squeeze in the juice of 1 lime, then check the seasoning.
- Use a speed-peeler to peel the cucumber in long ribbons over the platter. Discard the watery core.
- Finely chop ½ a chilli and sprinkle over.
- Take to the table but don’t toss and dress until you’re ready to eat.
I have seen the term ‘speed peeling’ of cucumber in another cook book. What actually is this?
A speed peeler is this http://www.jamieathome.com/shop/products/essentials-speed-peeler-100467NOC.html its basically a specific type of veg peeler so it may even be one you have already (I did but didn’t realise until I looked it up). We have a range of different peelers because my youngest is left handed so we tried several. I personally like the old style of string bound handle peeler but that sort doesn’t work for this recipe only the style in the picture does
Thank you, yes, it does look like an ordinary kind of peeler. We have several types too.