- Oct 13, 2014
- Reaction score
- Mesa az zone 9
NOGAK NAMUL (cooked cucumber recipe)
This is a good way to use your old, overgrown, or over ripe cucumber, although you could use regular ones too.
1 cucumber (old, overgrown, or regular)
1 green onion, roughly chopped
2 Tbsp perilla oil (Korean ingredient, sesame oil is an acceptable substitute)
1 tsp garlic, finely chopped
4 tbsp water
½ tsp sea salt
Pinch perilla seeds (optional, or sesame seeds)
Peel cucumber and cut in half lengthwise. Scoop out the seeds from the center. Slice into thin slices. Chop garlic and green onions.
Heat the oil in frying pan medium high. Add cucumber, garlic’ and green onions. Saute for 3 minutes.
Add 4 tbsp water to pan and continue cooking an additional 2 minutes or so until most of the water is gone.
Garnish with more chopped green onions and perilla seeds . Serve warm or cold as a side dish.