Cucumber recipes





Prep Time:

Cooking Time:

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1½ Hours

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4 people



Hi  every one, what a great time to share one of our refreshing Cucumber recipes, which is our spicy mousse.

The great thing about this Cucumber recipes is you can enjoy it at parties or with your evening sun downer on the patio.

Right now it s time to get all the ingredients together to make your tasty cucumber recipe

Ingredients

Cool Cucumbers

You will need the following 

  • 1 lb. (2.2kg) English cucumber (if you use ordinary cucumber, you will need to remove the seeds)
  • 8 oz. cream cheese
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 cup mashed tin salmon
  • ½ tsp. ground nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp. Tabasco sauce
  • ½ cup chicken stock
  • 1Tbsp gelatin
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper to taste
  • ½ tsp ground sea salt
  • 1Tbsp finely chopped chives
  • 1 Tbsp. finely chopped parsley
  • ½ cup fresh cream
  • 2 tsp. lemon juice


Method -  Cucumber Recipes

Okey Dokey,  now that we done the prep work it's that time again, wait for it......
                 Let's Start a...Cooking this mouth-watering cucumber mousse 

  • cut and dice the cucumber which incidentlly has many really useful medicinal benefits.
  • Place the small diced cucumber in a colander and sprinkle with salt.
  • Set aside and cover with dish cloth, leave for ± 35minutes to drain all the moisture. 

  • Place the cottage cheese in a mixing bowl and stir until nice and smooth.
  • Add mayonnaise, nutmeg and the Tabasco sauce, stir until smooth.

  • Place a med size pot on your hob and set temp to medium.
  • Add your gelatine to ½ of the chicken stock, place in the pot, stir well until hot.
  • Remove from your hob and add the remainder of your stock, allow to cool.

       Great you doing well,  next step

  • Make sure the diced cucumbers are drained, remove and place them on a kitchen towel or kitchen paper and pat dry.
  • Take your stock that you removed from your hob earlier. It should be cooled down by now and add the cream cheese and stir or whip.
  • Season with Ground sea salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • Add the diced cucumber, chives and chopped parsley.
  • Fold in well.
  • Using another smallish mixing bowl whip your cream until peaks start to form,  set aside.
  • When the cucumber mixture starts to thicken fold in the whipped cream and the salmon.
  • Add the lemon juice and stir well.

    LAST STEP

  • Using a soup ladle place mixture into small containers of your choice i.e. jelly moulds
  • You can also ladle into small ice block containers
  • Place into your fridge and allow to set for 6 hours or overnight
  • Hooray, you have just completed a cucumber mousse that will make your friends come back for more and more and more.


Serving

As for serving, there are many ways and this is always the fun part. 

  • Using a piping bag you can fill or spoon into cucumber circles.
  • Or spoon into Green Red or Yellow peppers.
  • With assorted cocktail biscuits.
  • On shredded lettuce and sliced tomato.
  • With sliced smoked pink salmon (budget allowing that is).
  • I leave the rest to your imagination. 

    P.S. invite your friends for sun dowers and let them experience your cucumber Mousse, believe me they will love it and beg you for the recipe.


We really hope that you will get great enjoyment out of cooking this recipe as well as eating it, and sharing the experience where ever you go.

Don't forget to come back to Home Cooking Haven to see what's cooking and until we meet again..........  

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