Tags: Japanese, waiting, cucumber, salad, accompaniment
Created: 2012/11/22
. 6 servings. 10 steps
450g small seedless cucumbers, about 7 or 8 Wash but do not peel. Cut off and discard ends. Slice into 3mm-thick rounds Squeeze cucumbers a handful at a time to express their liquid. Drain in a colander.   Mix
2 teaspoons coarse salt sprinkle, mix well, leave 10 minutes
4 tablespoons unhulled sesame seeds   Toast in dry pan over medium-high heat until fragrant and just beginning to pop, 1 minute or less. Transfer to mortar and grind to a coarse paste
3 tablespoons brown rice miso stir in well
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
1 teaspoon ginger finely grated
6 shiso leaves Stack and roll into cigar shape; slice thinly with a sharp knife   Sprinkle and toss gently