Braised Cucumbers with Dill


Total Time:
20 min
Prep:
10 min
Inactive Prep:
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Cook:
10 min
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 leek, white and tender green parts, diced and well washed
  • 6 kirby cucumbers, peeled in stripes with a vegetable peeler, halved lengthwise and sliced 1/2 inch thick
  • Salt
  • 1/4 cup snipped fresh dill (cut with scissors or sliced with a chef's knife)

Directions

In a large skillet, melt 1 tablespoon of the butter over medium-low heat. Add the leeks and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, 3 to 5 minutes. Add the cucumbers, season with salt and toss to coat.

Add 1/4 cup of water and the remaining 1/2 tablespoon butter and cover the pan. Cook until the cucumbers are crisp-tender, 3 minutes. Uncover the pan, raise the heat to medium, add the dill and cook until the liquid has almost evaporated, 2 to 3 minutes more.

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