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Cucumber Salad

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Serves: 4
1 long cucumber
1 tablespoon sugar
3 tablespoons lime juice
1 tablespoon fish sauce
1 red Asian shallot, finely sliced
10g / 1/4 oz coriander leaves
1 small red chilli, seeds removed and finely chopped
75g / 2 1/2 oz snowpea (mangetout) shoots

Peel the cucumber, cut in half lengthways, remove the seeds and cut it into 5mm / 1/4 inch slices.

Put the sugar and lime juice in a large bowl, and stir together until the sugar has dissolved, then add the fish sauce.

Toss the cucumber, shallot, coriander and chilli through the dressing, then cover and refrigerate for 15 minutes. Just before serving, cut the snowpea shoots in half and stir through the salad.

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