Miso is a thick soybean paste with a salty, slightly sweet flavor. Look for it in the refrigerated part of the produce section or with the dairy products, or substitute soy sauce.
1 1/2 tablespoons white miso (soybean paste) or lower-sodium soy sauce
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
1 tablespoon hot water
1 tablespoon sliced green onions
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon dark sesame oil
4 cups thinly sliced seeded cucumber
How to Make It
Combine first 6 ingredients in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk.
Heat sesame oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add cucumber to pan; saute 4 minutes. Toss cucumber with juice mixture.
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I haven't tried this recipe because there is an error in it. Dark sesame oil is NOT for cooking -- especially sauteing/frying. It burns at rather low temperatures. Dark sesame oil should only be used as a flavor additive -- generally after the dish is finished cooking and right before serving. My guess is that they meant light sesame oil. If I ever try this recip I'll saute the cucumbers in canola, corn, or some other generally bland oil and add a small amount of the sesame oil to the miso, vinegar, water, etc. mixture.
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