Stuffed Cucumbers

"I have been making these for years. Another fast, easy and tasty pupu. The "stuffing" really does need to sit and marinate for a while so make it the morning of or no more then 12 hours before serving. Otherwise it becomes a runny mess. The website did not recognize the words Japan or seedless - but I usually use the longer slim Japanese or seedless variety."
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4 boats




  • Cut about 2+1/2 inches off each end of cucumber (assuming you are using the Japan or seedless, since they are typically rather long).
  • Grate the ends using a hand grater & place into a fine mesh strainer.
  • Cut the cucumbers in half, then again lengthwise.
  • Scoop out seeds so you have four boats & run the bottom side of boat across a grater. This creates a flat bottom so the boat doesn't rock. Save the shavings & rough chop into the grated cuc ends from above.
  • The longer you let the cucumber strain, the drier the stuffing will be, I usually wait about 30 minutes.
  • Remove grated cuc from the strainer, add to bowl.
  • Add 2oz feta, white pepper and dill weed. Stir gently.
  • Chill at least a couple hours but no longer than 12 hours.
  • Wipe the boats dry (makes the stuffing easier) and place stuffing inside.
  • Garnish: black lava sea salt & dots of sriracha mixed with mayo.
  • You can also slice into smaller bite sized "U's" if you refrigerate after stuffing to re-firm the feta/cuc mixture.
  • Prep time does not include refrigerator marinade time.

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I'm lucky in that my husband will eat just about anything I put in front of him, even those labeled as "fails". Even then, he will choke it down without to much grumbling. After living on Kaua'i for nearly 14 years, I discovered a lot of Pacific Rim recipes and enjoy learning any style cuisine. These days I am learning more and more about the Paleo and Primal way of eating and am convinced that the 35+ years of "everything low fat" and the insane amounts of processed foods play a huge part of why people in these United States are so sick and overweight. Anyway, I'll not get on my "low fat fallacy" soap box. So every morning I have my bullet proof coffee complete with butter, coconut oil, heavy whipping cream (HWC) and some Himalayan salt. Drink my ketones (Keto//OS and enjoy life!
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