Preparation info

  • Serve

    4 to 6

    unless otherwise stated.
    • Difficulty


Appears in

Two Fat Ladies Obsessions

Two Fat Ladies Obsessions

By Jennifer Paterson and Clarissa Dickson Wright

Published 1999

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One of the simplest, but one of the best sauces with cold salmon or lobster.


  • ½ hothouse English cucumber, finely diced
  • cups heavy cream
  • 2 cups


The diced cucumber should be allowed to drain in a strainer for 30-45 minutes before making the sauce, so that the excess juices are removed. Otherwise, they will seep into the sauce and spoil the consistency.

Whip the cream, gradually adding the white wine vinegar as you do so. Fold in the cucumber, and season with salt and pepper. Chill until ready to use.