PREPARATION TIME: about 10 minutes COOKING TIME: about 7 minutes MICROWAVE SETTING: Maximum (Full)
1/2 large cucumber, peeled 100 g (4 oz) fresh or frozen peas 4 tablespoons salted water 1 sprig mint
3 tablespoons double cream 2 teaspoons chopped fresh parsley, to garnish watercress, to garnish
1. Halve the cucumber crossways. Cut through the middle of each lengthways. Remove the seeds. 2. Place the 4 cucumber pieces, hollows uppermost in a single layer in a small dish. Cover with cling film, vent and cook for 2 minutes or until tender. Drain thoroughly. 3. Put the peas, salted water and mint in a dish. Cover, vent and cook for 3 minutes, then drain. Puree the peas and mint with the cream, then spoon into the cucumber. Garnish with parsley and watercress. Serve warm.