Inventory, lb : 243.88
This item was last sold on : 06/02/23
Persian cucumbers are small in size, averaging 10 to 15 centimeters in length, and have a narrow, cylindrical appearance with curved, blunt ends. The cucumbers can be straight or have a slight curve to their shape, and the skin is thin, emerald to dark green, and tender, sometimes smooth or covered in shallow ridges. Underneath the skin, the pale green flesh is dense, aqueous, and firm with a succulent, crisp, and crunchy, snap-like consistency. The flesh also encases a central core filled with underdeveloped pale green seeds. These seeds are edible and often go unnoticed when consumed fresh. The flesh is characteristically crunchier and less watery than other varieties, and the cucumbers release a faint green aroma when sliced. Persian cucumbers have a mild, sweet, and vegetal taste without any lingering bitter notes commonly found in commercial cucumbers.
Persian cucumbers from Beylik Farms are available year-round.
Technically cucumbers are a fruit but are treated, eaten and thought of as a vegetable. Cucumbers have an amazing capacity to retain water and to remain cool. The interior flesh may be up to twenty degrees cooler than the exterior rind.
Although Persian cucumbers enjoy the classification as a burpless variety, their culinary utilities are much more versatile, as they can be treated as a slicer and even a pickling cucumber out of both choice and necessity. Thus, you can use Persian cucumbers in a multitude of applications to provide both textural and flavor qualities. Persian cucumbers can absorb other flavors quite quickly, which gives them the opportunity to act as a vehicle for spices in a short period of time. Consider using Persian cucumbers as a salad ingredient, for salsas and creamy dressings. They are a great cooling ingredient in hot dishes, make a perfect accoutrement to roasted fish and lamb, pair well with mint, chiles, mustard, cumin, citrus and fresh cheeses, such as chevre, feta and cotija.
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|Mission Pacific||Oceanside CA||760-450-7864|
|Michele Coulon Dessertier||San Diego CA||858-456-5098|
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|Kitchens For Good||San Diego CA||619-450-4040|
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|Chef Lance Roll||Vista CA||760-685-2433|
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Recipes that include Persian Cucumbers. One is easiest, three is harder.