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White Cheese Salad
Uzbekistan
  -   Suzmali Kujk Salat
Serves:
Effort:
Sched:
DoAhead:  
1-1/2 #  
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20 min  
Part

This very herbal salad is given substance and complexity by feta cheese and sour cream. Of course, It is based on the usual Uzbek radishes and cucumbers, and how long it takes to make depends on how finely cut you want the cukes and radishes. One and a half pounds should make about five salad size servings.




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Radish red
Cucumbers (1)
Salt
Scallions
Parsley flat
Cilantro
Dill fresh
Cumin seed
Chili Flake (2)
Feta Cheese
Sour Cream
Make   -   (1-1/2 hrs - 30 min work)
  1. Slice RADISHES thin, then cut slices into narrow matchsticks and put them in a non-reactive bowl.
  2. Slice CUCUMBERS same as radishes but a bit thicker and cut the matchsticks a bit wider (see Note-3). Add to the radishes.
  3. Stir 1/2 t Salt into the Cucumber mix. Let sit for about 1/2 hour, tumbling now and then.
  4. Cut SCALLIONS into small rounds using both green and white parts and place in a large mixing bowl.
  5. Chop PARSLEY, CiLANTRO and DILL small and add to mixing bowl.
  6. Drain Cucumber mix and squeeze out excess water. Add to the mixing bowl.
  7. Preferably dry roast the Cumin Seeds lightly and add to the mixing bowl along with Chili Powder.
  8. Crumble FETA CHEESE into pieces a bit larger than a pea and add to the mixing bowl. Add Sour Cream to the bowl.
  9. Mix all together gently, trying not to mash the lumps of Feta. You should not need to add salt as the Feta is salty and there will be some salt retained by the Cucumber mix.
  10. Chill for an hour or so before serving.
NOTES:
  1. Cucumbers:   Use Persian or another small diameter cucumber that doesn't need to be peeled of seeded (English, European, Japanese, Mediterranean, or, laking those, Kirbys). If you have only the regular waxed blimps, peel, cut in half lengthwise and deseed before slicing.
  2. Chili Flake:   I use 1/2 t Korean flake which is very available around here. It's fairly mild, so it doesn't make the dish at all hot. Adjust to your own taste and use whatever chili you like.
  3. Method:   A quick way with the cucumbers is to peel them into strips using a julienning vegetable peeler, then cut the juliennes into 1 inch lengths.
  4. U.S. measure: t=teaspoon, T=Tablespoon, c=cup, qt=quart, oz=ounce, #=pound, cl=clove ",in=inch, ar=as required tt=to taste
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