recipes comes from Dancer and Graphic artist Martin
James. Martin, who originally comes from New Zealand,
is now living with his wife and children in Copenhagen
as he is currently principal Dancer with The Royal
Danish Ballet. You will be able to find out more
about Martin when his Biography page is published.
so gifted it seems unfair that Martin should also
be talented in the kitchen as well but he has
agreed to share some of his recipes with us which
is great news.
2 cups chicken broth, degreased
1 cup water
1/2 cup cider vinegar
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1-1/2 teaspoons sugar
1 teaspoon white pepper
4 green onions, chopped on the diagonal
2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
15 to 20 ice cubes
the cucumbers are waxy, peel them. If the skin
is thin and unwaxed, leave it on. Cut the cucumber
into matchstick julienne, about 2 inches in
length. To make the soup more attractive, cut
the ends of the matchsticks on the diagonal.
In a large serving bowl, mix together the chicken
broth, water, cider vinegar, soy sauce, sesame
oil, sugar and white pepper.
in the cucumber and green onions.
before serving, stir the ice cubes and sesame
seeds into the soup. Taste the soup to correct
the seasonings. It should be pleasantly tart
and slightly salty, with a hint of sesame. If
the flavorings seem too strong, then dilute
with additional water, but keep in mind that
the ice cubes will thin down the flavors as
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