All Easy Recipes. Cook all that you can cook. Boiled Cucumbers With Orange Sauce
(Pepinos En Salsa De Naranja)
What You Need:            (To Serve: 4)
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  • 3 medium-sized firm fresh cucumbers
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • cup strained fresh orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated fresh orange rind
  • teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper

  • How To Cook:
    1. With a small, sharp knife, peel the cucumbers and cut them in half length-wise. Seed them by running the tip of a small spoon down them from end to end. Cut the cucumbers in half crosswise.

    2. Drop the cucumbers into enough lightly salted boiling water to cover them completely and cook over moderate heat for about 5 minutes, or until they show only the slightest resistance when pierced with the point of a knife.

    3. Drain the cucumbers in a large sieve or colander and transfer them to a heated serving bowl.

    4. Meanwhile, in a small enameled, stainless-steel or glass saucepan, melt the butter over moderate heat. When the foam begins to subside, stir in the flour and mix thoroughly.

    5. Pour in the orange juice and, stirring constantly with a whisk, cook over high heat until the mixture thickens and comes to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for about 3 minutes to remove any taste of raw flour.

    6. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the orange rind, salt and a few grindings of pepper. If the orange sauce is too thick for your taste, thin it with another tablespoon or two of orange juice.

    7. Taste for seasoning and pour the sauce over the cucumbers. Serve at once.

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