I have a cucumber problem: suddenly I have armfuls of giant, prickly cukes in my garden. They're called Suyo Long Cucumbers and most gardeners would say there's not a lot to do with such a large fruit and ideally, they should be picked before reaching such a massive size. That one in the photo above weighed in at 1 1/4 pounds. And I've seen bigger.
The thing with these guys, though, is that they do not lack in flavor as you might expect them to. Sure, they've grown some seeds, but I don't mind eating a few seeds. There is energy in seeds. Plus, it turns out, one 1 1/4 pound cucumber makes a mighty fine Asian-inspired salad for four.
We had this last night alongside burgers and blue cheese. It was a perfect end of summer meal.