Using Herbs and Spices


Asian Home Recipe

Cucumber Pickle Recipe

Ingredients :

2

1/2 cup

2 cups

1 teaspoon

1/4 teaspoon

2 tablespoons

8 cloves

1

2 tablespoons

Large green cucumbers

Malt vinegar

Water

Salt

Peanut oil

Sesame oil

Garlic, sliced

Medium onion, finely sliced

Sesame seeds

Method :
  • Peel the cucumber, halve lengthways and remove the seeds.

  • Cut into strips of finger thickness, then cut strips into 5 cm pieces.

  • Bring vinegar, water and salt to the boil, drop in cucumbers and boil just until they look transparent.

  • Do not over cook.

  • Drain immediately and leave to cool.

  • Heat both oils together and fry the garlic until pale golden. Drain.

  • Fry the onion until golden brown.

  • Toast the sesame seeds in a dry frying pan, stirring constantly until they are evenly golden brown.

  • Turn on to a plate to cool.

  • When the oil is cold, dress the cucumbers with 3 tablespoons of the oil, mixing well with the fingers.

  • Put into a small serving dish, add the onion, garlic and sesame seeds, and toss lightly.

 

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