Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Asian Marinated Cucumbers

Photo courtesy of the Cooking Corner.
     Cucumbers are one of the goodies out of the garden that many don't know what to do with except pickle. I've always liked them soaked in vinegar/sugar water to add some flavor. This recipe takes that same idea but gives it an Asian twist with the use of soy sauce and sesame oil. To add some heat, a touch of red pepper flakes are sprinkled to your liking. One thing to note is that the longer the cucumbers marinate, the spicier they get.

Asian Marinated Cucumbers
1 large cucumber
1 tsp. kosher salt
1 T. red wine vinegar
2 tsp. sugar
2 tsp. soy sauce
1/2 tsp. sesame oil
2 T. green onion tops, sliced
1 clove garlic, minced
pinch red pepper flakes
chopped cilantro or parsley for garnish

Peal and slice cucumber. Put slices in a small bowl and sprinkle with salt. Set aside for at least 10 minutes.

In larger bowl, mix all other ingredients.

Drain cucumbers and add to dressing mix. Sprinkle with cilantro or parsley. 

Cover and refrigerate until chilled, at least 30 minutes.

Serves 4.


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