【Ingredients】 (5 servings)
● Cucumber Chikuwa
・ Chikuwa (ちくわ / Chikuwa)……２ 1/2
・ Cucumber (きゅうり/ Kyuuri)……1/4
Toothpicks (爪楊枝 / Tsumayohji)……３
【How to Make】
● Cucumber chikuwa
Cut the cucumber into sticks. Cut the chikuwa in half, lengthwise. Stuff cucumber into the chikuwa halves and then cut these in half with a diagonal cut.
● Cheese chikuwa maki
① Cut the chikuwa open and place it on the work surface with the browned side up. Cut the cheese slices in half.
② Lay a shiso leaf on top of the chikuwa and then add a slice of cheese, and repeat. Roll the whole thing up starting with the end nearest you.
③ Stick 3 toothpicks into the roll, so that they will each be holding together 1/3 of the roll after it is cut. Cut the roll between the toothpicks to produce three equally sized pieces.
Recipe Developed by: Machiko Tateno