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Smacked cucumber pickles

Smacked cucumber pickles

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • No cook
  • Easy
  • Serves 6

These Sichuan pickles are broken into pieces, then tossed in a tangy soy, vinegar and chilli oil dressing - a refreshing accompaniment to rich Asian main courses

  • Vegetarian
Nutrition: per serving
HighlightNutrientUnit
kcal40
low infat2g
saturates0g
carbs10g
sugars8g
fibre3g
protein30g
salt0.7g
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Ingredients

  • 1 cucumber or 3 small Persian/ Lebanese cucumbers, ends trimmed
  • 2 garlic cloves , finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp caster sugar
  • 1 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp Chinese black vinegar or rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp chilli oil

Method

  • STEP 1

    Using a rolling pin or cleaver, smack the cucumber so it splits. Rip into 2.5cm pieces, tip into a bowl with all the ingredients and 1 tsp salt, and toss together. Try with Pork shoulder braised in black vinegar (see Goes well with.)

Goes well with

Recipe from Good Food magazine, December 2015

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