Monday, June 25, 2012

Sweet and Spicy Cucumber Slices

When I saw this recipe I thought it might be something my family would enjoy.
I was right.  They devoured it and there weren't any leftovers.
It's a little bit more work than just slicing some cucumbers
but definately worth the effort.

1 English cucumber
1 tsp pickling salt
1/4 cup rice vinegar, seasoned or regular
1/4 cup water
1 1/2 Tbsp sugar
1/8 tsp red pepper flakes
1 Tbsp minced red onion

Place cucumber slices in a colander sitting over a bowl,
sprinkle with salt and toss well.
Let sit for 1 hour refrigerated.
Toss the cukes a few more times while they drain as well.
While cucumber slices are draining, prepare marinade below.

Combine vinegar, water, sugar and red pepper in a small saucepan.
Bring to boil, reduce heat, cook until reduced to a 1/3 cup (about 10 minutes).
If for some reason you boil for too long,
just add a little water until you have 1/3 cup.
Remove reduction from heat and add onion.
Let mixture cool to room temperature.

When cucumbers are done resting, pat them dry with a few paper towels
and then combine with the vinegar reduction.
This can be served immediately,
but for best results refrigerate until well chilled.

~Finding the amazing in the simple~
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  1. Alana,
    I have just awarded your lovely blog with the Sunshine Award..


  2. They sound delicious. Going to try this for sure. Did the beef & broccoli last night only I used ground beef (what I had). Turned out great.

  3. I am going to try this...what a perfect summer treat! Refresh, comes to mind here.

  4. YUM! I love cucumbers and especially like them in Rice Vinegar so I know that I will love this. I have cucumber plants but no cucs yet. Soon I'll be picking them and trying this out. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  5. Thank you everyone for your wonderful comments!

    Mona - Thank you so much for the sunshine award!

  6. I am salivating, I love this kind of stuff. It would be so good with the cedar plank salmon!

  7. Must try this -- I love cucumbers especially on a hot summer day (which we've been having a lot of!)

  8. This looks sooo good! I love cucumbers with vinegar and onion, yummy!
    I've got to give this a try!

  9. Thanks everyone for your wonderful comments!

  10. This is something I just have to try
    It sounds like a super refreshing salad and it's perfect for me

  11. Winnie - Hope you try it. It is super refreshing :)

  12. Just pinned your great recipe, thanks for sharing on Full Plate Thursday and hope you are having a great week end!
    Miz Helen

    1. Thanks Miz Helen! We have had a great weekend :)

  13. These sound delicious! I can't wait to get some cucumbers from the garden! Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

    1. They are great, especially on a hot summer day :)

  14. Oh Alana, thank you for this great and pretty recipe of cucumbers, I love it!! I also have a recipe of salmon right now...maybe we'll like to follow each other so we don't miss anything, lol..I just saw you featured at Flouer Me With Love!

  15. This looks so good! I am featuring your recipe this week at Addicted to Recipes! Thank you for sharing!

  16. The subject of this week's Food on Friday is Salad. It would be great if you linked this in. This is the link . I found this through Full Plate Thursday


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