Smashed Cucumber

AuthorElisa Booker
RatingDifficultyBeginner

Explosion of flavour - side dish or snack!

Yields1 Serving
Prep Time35 mins

 1 Cucumber
 1 tsp Fine Salt
 2 tbsp Chiu Chao Chilli Oil
 2 tbsp Soy Sauce
 2 tbsp Rice Vinegar
 3 Garlic cloves, crushed
 1.50 tsp Sugar
 2 tsp Sesame Oil
 Sesame seeds to serve

1

Chop cucumber in half lengthways and flesh-side down, smash cucumber with flat side of knife or rolling pin a few times until it starts splitting slightly (you still want it in one piece!).

2

Remove seeds with a spoon then chop cucumber diagonally into 1/4 inch slices, add to colander and sprinkle over salt. Leave for 30 mins over sink while excess water drains out of cucumbers

3

Add garlic to vinegar in bowl and leave for 10 mins and then add the remainder of the ingredients.

4

Toss the cucumber in the sauce and serve with sesame seeds.

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Ingredients

 1 Cucumber
 1 tsp Fine Salt
 2 tbsp Chiu Chao Chilli Oil
 2 tbsp Soy Sauce
 2 tbsp Rice Vinegar
 3 Garlic cloves, crushed
 1.50 tsp Sugar
 2 tsp Sesame Oil
 Sesame seeds to serve

Directions

1

Chop cucumber in half lengthways and flesh-side down, smash cucumber with flat side of knife or rolling pin a few times until it starts splitting slightly (you still want it in one piece!).

2

Remove seeds with a spoon then chop cucumber diagonally into 1/4 inch slices, add to colander and sprinkle over salt. Leave for 30 mins over sink while excess water drains out of cucumbers

3

Add garlic to vinegar in bowl and leave for 10 mins and then add the remainder of the ingredients.

4

Toss the cucumber in the sauce and serve with sesame seeds.

Smashed Cucumber

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