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seared cucumbers

  • Serves: 2
  • Calories: 207 kcal
  • Total Time: 10 m
    • Prep: 5 m
    • Cook: 5 m
  • Japanese: Kyūri-itame
Seared Cucumbers


  • 230 g cucumbers
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon salad oil
Step 1

step 1:

Slice the cucumber diagonally.

Step 2

step 2:

Heat the salad oil in a frying pan and sear the cucumbers for 3 minutes on medium heat.

Step 3

step 3:

Add the sugar and soy sauce and sear one more minute.



Cucumbers are usually eaten raw in Japan, but this dish is unusual because these are seared. Seared cucumbers have a crispy texture and good taste.