Cooking Vietnamese comfort food

Eric and Sophie Banh make it easy to cook great Vietnamese dishes at home

Cucumber Salad with Caramelized Shallots and Herbs
Photo by Thomas J. Story

Cucumber Salad with Caramelized Shallots and Herbs

This salad gets its unmistakable sweet-salty crunch from caramelized shallots, an addictive staple in Vietnamese salads. It’s key to slice them uniformly, or they won’t cook evenly. Don’t chop the herb leaves too fine, or they’ll wilt in the vinaigrette.

Recipe: Cucumber Salad with Caramelized Shallots and Herbs

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