For this week I have chosen to cook Oceanic Cuisine . We had to check this page and decide our countries . Frankly I did not explore much . I read Thailand and I knew I would pick recipes from this cuisine .
Thai food is the cuisine of Thailand . This cuisine is an interesting confluence of flavours . The cuisine is influenced by Chinese , Malay and Indian cuisines .
Thai’s are basically rice eaters and their cuisine frequently uses lemon grass , chillies ,soya sauce, lime and sugar . The flavours are such that they balance salty, sweet , hot and sour .
For today I have made a simple salad with cucumbers , typically Thai . I used a spiralizer to get Cucumber noodles but you can cut the cucumbers into batons too . This salad is light and the sesame seed oil lends a wonderful flavour and aroma to the salad .
Thai Cucumber & Peanut Salad
1 small carrot
1/4 cup peanuts , coarsely crushed
1 tbsp sesame oil
1 tbsp rice vinegar
1 tbsp honey
Salt to taste
Spiralize the cucumbers and carrot .
If you do not have a spiralzer , you can cut the Cucumber length wise and remove the seeds from the centre with the help of a spoon .There after cut into batons .
Place them in ice water .
Mix all the ingredients for dressing in a jar , shake well and pour over the salad.
Sprinkle the crushed peanuts and serve.