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Chopped cucumbers with homemade buffalo sauce and blue cheese

Smacked buffalo cucumbers

Published: August 5, 2017 at 12:30 pm
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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
  • Easy
  • Serves 4

Check out our recipe for buffalo smacked cucumbers. ‘Smacking’ cucumbers is a Chinese technique allowing them to absorb more flavour. Their cool crunch tempers the hot buffalo sauce

  • Gluten free
Nutrition:
NutrientUnit
kcal261
fat21.9g
saturates13.5g
carbs9.3g
sugars8.1g
fibre1.6g
protein5.8g
salt2.1g
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*This recipe is gluten-free according to industry standards

Ingredients

  • 2 cucumbers
  • 50g blue cheese, crumbled
  • 3 tbsp crème fraîche

BUFFALO SAUCE

  • 50g unsalted butter
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 75ml Frank's or other American hot sauce
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp cider vinegar

Method

  • STEP 1

    Put the cucumbers on a chopping board, hit with a rolling pin or the flat of a cleaver several times so that they break apart, and then cut into bite-sized pieces.

  • STEP 2

    Put into a colander and sprinkle with 1 tsp salt. Leave for 30 minutes.

  • STEP 3

    To make the sauce, heat the butter in a pan over a medium heat.

  • STEP 4

    When it begins to foam, add the garlic and cook gently for 2-3 minutes.

  • STEP 5

    Add the remaining ingredients and whisk well to combine. Cool.

  • STEP 6

    In a food processor add the blue cheese, crème fraîche, a little seasoning and whizz. Add enough cold water until it turns into a drizzle-able sauce.

  • STEP 7

    Rinse the cucumbers well under cold running water, drain and pat dry.

  • STEP 8

    To serve, toss the cucumbers with the buffalo sauce and pile onto a plate. Drizzle with the blue cheese sauce.

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