Old cucumber soup used to be one of my favourite when I was a child.
Old cucumber has a tough brown skin. I remove the seeds by scooping it out with a spoon.
After a few hours of simmer, the flesh softens and some of it dissolves slightly into the soup. That gives it a nice refreshing cucumber flavour and makes it very flavourful with just a few basic ingredients.
I prefer cooking old cucumber on its own instead of adding other ingredients e.g. corn or dried seafood.
Old Cucumber Soup Recipe
1-2 old cucumber
8 red dates
400g pork bones
Parboil pork bones for a few minutes. Put all ingredients into the pot. Boil then simmer for at least 3 hours. Add salt to taste.