*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                           STUFFED CUCUMBER RINGS
 
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 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Appetizers                       Side Dish
                 Vegetarian
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    2       lg           Eggplants
                         A little oil
    1       oz           Flaked almonds
    1       sm           Onion, finely chopped
    1                    Garlic clove, crushed
    1       tb           Fresh parsley, chopped
                         Salt & pepper
    1                    Cucumber
    1                    Lettuce
    1       lb           Tomatoes, sliced
                         Lemon wedges
                         Parsley sprigs
 
   Preheat oven to 400F/200C.
   
   Slice eggplants in half & rub oil lightly over the
   skin. Place face down on a greased tray & bake 1 hour.
   Leave to cool. Scoop out the insides & blend with the
   almonds, onion, garlic & parsley.  Season well & chill
   thoroughly.
   
   Cut cumcumber into 8 x 1 inch rounds.  Scoop out the
   middle of each round to form a small case, be careful
   not to cut all the way through. Either leave the cases
   raw or blanch in boiling water for 5 minutes. Fill
   cucumber chunks with the eggplant pate.
   
   Line a serving platter with lettuce & edge this with
   tomato slices. Put cucumber cases in the centre &
   garnish with lemon & parsley.
   
   Sarah Brown, “Vegetarian Kitchen”
  
 
 
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