Since it's been so hot and humid lately, I wanted to make something cool. I figured cucumbers would be good, but I wasn't sure exactly how I wanted to prepare them. When I saw this recipe on Simply Recipes, it reminded me of a similar dish my mother used to make, so I thought I would give it a try. Plus, it's so simple and straightforward giving it at least a try was a no brainer. I threw in some chili flakes, but you could easily eliminate that if you wanted something completely cooling. The sesame oil, vinegar, and of course, cucumbers are what give this dish a cooling and flavorful taste profile. In fact, if you wanted, you could eliminate all the materials except sesame oil, vinegar, and cucumbers. It wouldn't taste as good, but it'd be far from bad. It also tastes just as good, if not better the day after, when the flavors have had a chance to mingle and mix.
Yield: 2-4 servings
|311 grams||11 ounces||1||cucumber, sliced and quartered|
|2 tablespoons||sesame oil|
|2 tablespoons||vinegar||I used rice vinegar but any should work, although I would not recommend plain white vinegar.|
|1 teaspoon||chili pepper flakes|
|1 teaspoon||soy sauce|
|1. Gather all materials. Combine and shake the materials together. Serve cold. This dish can actually taste better after it’s sat around for a bit so all the flavors have time to mingle.|