Cucumber Salad Danish Style

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Appears in
Soho Cooking

By Alastair Little

Published 1999

  • About

A delicious sweet cucumber salad served in Denmark with cold fish of all sorts, particularly and obviously herring. It goes well with cold salmon and, although a bit lengthy to prepare, keeps well in the fridge.


  • 1 large cucumber or, better but harder to find, 3 small pickling cucumbers
  • 60 g salt


Halve, peel the cucumbers, cut into finger lengths, and remove the seeds with an apple corer. Slice the cucumber finely and place in a glass or stainless-steel bowl. Weigh out half the salt and half the sugar, add these to the cucumbers and toss thoroughly. Leave to cure for a minimum of an hour, but ideally overnight. Put the remaining salt and suga