cucumbers a.k.a. greenhouse, European, or seedless cucumbers. Danish: agurker
what is it?
as greenhouse, European, or seedless cucumbers, are 10 to 12
inches long and slender and are usually sold in plastic sleeves. With their
thin skins, undeveloped seeds, and uniform shape, they are ideal for slicing
into salads and garnishing appetizers.
mild, sweet flavor makes them a good match for almost anything. They're great
paired with onions, tomatoes, peppers, and any summery herb, as well as with
fish and shellfish, chicken, pork, and lamb. Creamy dairy products like yogurt,
cream cheese, sour cream, feta, and goat cheese give them richness and a welcome
tang, while aromatics like capers, olives, garlic, lemon, and lime add a little
how to choose:
your best clue to freshness when shopping for cucumbers. Avoid limp or
shriveled ones. Keep an eye out for fruits that seem slender for their size.
This means they’re younger, so chances are they’ll have either undeveloped or
how to prep:
cucumbers have naturally thin, tender skins, so they don’t need peeling.
See cocumber salad