My neighbor gave me 6 long cucumbers the other day and I've been trying to figure out what to do with them. The boys want to try pickling them using Alton Brown's bread and butter pickles recipe. I don't have all the ingredients and don't have the time to go shopping until Friday. Hopefully the cucumbers will hold until then.
In the mean time I decided to try making a simple cucumber salad for tonight. This is what I did:
one long cucumber and slice diagonally into 1/4" slices
2 T rice wine vinegar
2 T fresh basil, minced
fresh ground sea salt and pepper to taste
Refrigerate for at least one hour before serving.
I'm quite pleased with the bit I taste tested; fresh, cool and crisp. I'll serve it with Tri-Tip (Dave's special recipe), toasted garlic bread and some sliced papaya.