Cucumber - Netflix

The hour-long Cucumber will explore the lives and misadventures of Henry Best and his long-suffering boyfriend of nine years, Lance Sullivan.

Cucumber - Netflix

Type: Scripted

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2015-01-22

Cucumber - Sea cucumber as food - Netflix

Sea cucumbers are marine animals of the class Holothuroidea. They are used in fresh or dried form in various cuisines. In some cultural contexts the sea cucumber is thought to have medicinal value. The creature and the food product are commonly known as bêche-de-mer in French, from Portuguese “bicho do mar” (literally “sea worm”), trepang (or trīpang) in Indonesian, namako in Japanese, balatan in Tagalog and loli in Hawaiian. In Malay, it is known as the gamat. Most cultures in East and Southeast Asia regard sea cucumbers as a delicacy. A number of dishes are made with sea cucumber, and in most dishes it has a slippery texture. Common ingredients that go with sea cucumber dishes include winter melon, conpoy, kai-lan, shiitake mushroom, and Chinese cabbage.

Cucumber - Harvest - Netflix

Holothuria scabra (sandfish) Holothuria spinifera (brown sandfish) Holothuria fuscogilva (bat susu, white teatfish) Actinopyga mauritiana (spiny sea cucumber) Apostichopus japonicus (Japanese sea cucumber) Parastichopus californicus (giant California sea cucumber) Thelenota ananas (prickly redfish) Acaudina molpadioides Western Australia has sea cucumber fisheries from Exmouth to the border of the Northern Territory; almost all of the catch is sandfish (Holothuria scabra). The fishing of the various species known as bêche-de-mer is regulated by state and federal legislation. Five other species are targeted in the state's bêche-de-mer harvest, these are Holothuria noblis (white teatfish), Holothuria whitmaei (black fish), Thelenota ananas (prickly redfish), Actinopyga echninitis (deep-water redfish), and Holothuria atra (lolly fish). In the far north of Queensland, Australia, sea cucumber are harvested from the Great Barrier Reef and the Coral Sea. Targeted species include Holothuria noblis (white teatfish), Holothuria whitmaei (black teatfish) and H. scabra (sand fish). Divers are supplied air via hose or “hookah” from the surface and collect their catch by hand, diving to depths of up to 40 m.

Sea cucumbers destined for food are traditionally harvested by hand from small watercraft, a process called “trepanging” after the Indonesian trepang. They are dried for preservation, and must be rehydrated by boiling and soaking in water for several days. They are mainly used as an ingredient in Chinese cuisine soups or stews. Many commercially important species of sea cucumber are harvested and dried for export for use in Chinese cuisine as 海参 (hai shen in sound). Some of the more commonly found species in markets include:

Cucumber - References - Netflix