Sent in by regular contributor Sean Burke, who adapted it from a Thai cookbook.
Mix all ingredients in the dressing. Pour the dressing over the oranges and cucumbers, and toss. Serve.
- 1 small greenhouse cucumber, sliced thin.
- 2 navel oranges, peeled, separated into segments (seeded if necessary), and probably chopped into chunks.
- 3 tablespoons rice vinegar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon roasted sesame seeds
- 1/2 tablespoon mirin
All ingredient quantities are approximate. Adjust to taste. Can be multiplied for more servings.
Note: the sesame seeds you get in an American supermarket are almost certain to be unroasted, suspiciously waxy-looking, and astronomically overpriced. Good cheap sesame seeds are available at most Asian markets -- they usually come roasted; if they're unroasted, roast them in a skillet for a few short minutes as needed.
Makes 2 servings.
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