6 servings (serving size: 4 cucumber spears)

These distinctive cukes make a choice side for grilled poultry, beef, and fish. Look for miso in the refrigerated sections of large supermarkets and Asian markets. You'll find mirin in your supermarket's international section.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine first 4 ingredients in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add cucumbers to bowl, tossing to coat. Cover and marinate in refrigerator 1 1/2 hours.

Step 2

Prepare grill to medium-high heat.

Step 3

Remove cucumbers from bowl, reserving marinade. Arrange cucumbers in a single layer on grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill for 2 minutes, brushing cucumbers with reserved marinade. Turn cucumbers over, and grill for 3 minutes or until browned, brushing with reserved marinade.

Step 4

Sprinkle cucumbers with sesame seeds and pepper. Serve immediately.

Ratings & Reviews

FriendlyO's Review

June 24, 2009
The miso sauce charred too easily on the grill, and the cucumbers (which were same-day-picked) tasted stale.

mamakate's Review

July 13, 2009
I was excited about this recipe, but very disappointed. Like the other reveiwer, ours burned and was kind of soggy tasting. Just not a good recipe.