Hello again, I am excited to share with you a simple and affordable recipe for a delightful side dish: Cucumber with Garlic. This dish combines the refreshing crunch of cucumber with the aromatic flavors of garlic and onion, perfectly complemented by a savory touch of oyster sauce.
1 Whole Garlic
2 tbsp of Oyster Sauce
Here’s a detailed guide on how to prepare this delicious side dish:
- Start by washing the cucumber thoroughly under running water. Then, using a sharp knife, slice the cucumber into thin rounds or julienne strips, depending on your preference. Set aside.
- Peel the whole garlic and finely mince it. Similarly, peel the onion and chop it into small pieces.
- In a frying pan or wok, heat a tablespoon of oil over medium heat. Add the minced garlic and sauté until they turn golden brown and aromatic, then set aside.
- Next, add the slice onions sauté it, after that add the sliced cucumber to the pan and stir-fry for a few minutes. Be careful not to overcook the cucumber; it should retain its crispness.
- Once the cucumber is slightly tender, add the black pepper and oyster sauce to the pan. Stir well to evenly coat the cucumber, and onion with the flavorful sauce. Allow it to cook for an additional minute or two, ensuring all the ingredients are well combined.
- Transfer the cooked cucumber and garnish with garlic to a serving dish.
- Taste the dish and adjust the seasoning if needed. You can add a pinch of salt or a dash of soy sauce for added flavor, depending on your preference.
Now, you can enjoy this delectable side dish that pairs well with various main courses or can even be savored on its own.