STEEMIT IRONCHEF ACT01, ROUND03: CUCUMBER

in #steemit-ironchef3 years ago (edited)

In my opinion, cucumbers, (and watermelon and basil) have the best fragrance of any fruit or vegetable.

Taking a big whiff of a freshly cut cucumber is just....so FRESH!! Needless to say, I gave a warm (cool?) welcome to the cucumber as the main ingredient to this week's Steemit Ironchef competition, hosted by @progressivechef.

For this week's entry, I used cucumbers in two ways.

I made a nest of cucumber and carrot noodles, dressed in a bright combination of:

  • soy sauce
  • rice vinegar
  • honey
  • ginger
  • red chili paste
  • cilantro
  • scallion


Atop the cucumber and carrot noodle nest, I settled some slices of skirt steak marinated in a simple mixture of:

  • soy sauce
  • sesame oil
  • ginger
  • garlic
  • honey


I also made some 'forbidden' black rice, and seasoned it with

  • sesame oil
  • rice vinegar
  • honey
  • salt

On top of a scoop of the forbidden rice, I set some crispy, tangy tempura cucumber pickles. I made the pickles from cucumbers from our backyard garden this past summer, and they were just wonderful!


And here's my proof photo for this week:


If you're interested in being a part of the Steemit IronChef Competition, don't forget to check out the details at @steemit-ironchef. A huge thanks to @progressivechef for coming up with this awesome way to showcase our food creations and build community with each other here on Steemit. Looking forward to continuing this competition!!



All content and images by @jaymorebeet, taken with a Canon 7D Mark II on 1/31/2018.

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As always @jaymorebeet great entry, great pictures and great dish...
I would love to give it a try!!

Thanks @jorgep! I'm so glad you think so, and I wish I could send it airmail to you!

looks wonderful ... and very inviting !

Thanks @globaldoodlegems - When dinnertime came around, i served this 'bowl' style, with the rice as the base etc. Both ways it was delish, but this way is better for photos, i think :) Thanks for your kindness!

Always so colorful and well put together. Love the forbidden rice and tempura. Good luck!

This is my this weeks No. 1! Soo appealing and beautiful! Two thumbs up and on my wall! Tip!

Awesome - you're so supportive! Steem on @pusteblume!

😄 You too!

Colourful and full of flavour, what a great cucumber orientated dish!

Great job and very colorful presentation, it will be a guaranteed hit of any Superbowl party!!!

Yet another great entry! So wonderfully colourful

Yumm looks fantastic. A little curious about the forbidden black rice. Something I am not familiar with.
Have been using black garlic for salads. You know of it? 🐓🐓

It looks very tasty and the photos are amazing
very good work @jaymorebeet
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Hello, my friend,

I'm dropping by to see how you are (and wondering where you may be!) .

I hope and pray all is well with you and yours.

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Such a fresh and tempting looking entry again from you my friend! The Asian touch in this dish works perfectly...I love the idea of doing tempura with the pickled cucumber...must be really very yummy!

Hi there. Hope all is well on your end. Sorry I haven't been in touch. As you know, I am not joining SIC this year but I do check what's going on once in a while.

I'd like to share with you a project I'm working on. Hoping I can reach you privately. Do you mind if I contact you via steemit.chat or discord? Or do you have another way I can reach you?

Yes please contact me! I've been MIA from Steemit because of work and about a million other things (all good), but I'm excited to hear about your idea!!

Omg, so nice to hear from you! How should I reach you ... steemit.chat or discord?

Hey @jaymorebeet! Long time no see! I hope all is well!

Look forward to seeing more great food from you soon :)

I know!! I've been so busy with other things and just haven't had the time to post or poke around here on Steemit! I'm hoping to have some more free time soon....once I can come up for air!!

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So pretty! Those carrot and cucumber noodles are so nice. How do you get them cut like that? I'd like to try those fried pickles. Where I grew up, the Sonic drive-in sold fried pickle chips with mustard and they were so good. And that was just a junk hamburger pickle, lol. I think yours would be so much better!