This recipe adapted from Janet Laurence's "A Little Scandinavian Cookbook" (Chronicle, 1990)
Place cucumber in a colander. Sprinkle with salt. Top with a small plate and weight. Let drain for 1 to 2 hours. Rinse and squeeze dry.
In a medium bowl, stir together lemon juice, sugar, and 7 tablespoons water; season with salt and pepper. Add cucumbers; toss to combine. Garnish with parsley.