Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Spicy Cucumber Salad with Peanuts

Spicy Cucumber Salad with Peanuts


2 cucumbers, peeled, halved lengthwise and seeds removed
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup seasoned rice vinegar
1/2 cup of water
3 TB sugar
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper
2 TB minced sweet yellow onion or red onion
1 TB chopped dry roasted peanuts


Peel the cucumber then cut in half lengthwise. Take a small spoon and scoop out all the seeds from the cucumber. Cut into bite size pieces and place in a colander, sprinkle with salt and toss well. Drain 1 hour. Place on several layers of paper towels (I used 2). Let stand for 5 minutes, pressing down occasionally. Rinse and pat dry.

Combine vinegar, water, sugar, and pepper in a small saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cook until reduced to 1/3 cut (about 10 minutes). Remove vinegar reduction from heat; cool. Stir in onion. Combine cucumbers and vinegar deduction in a medium bowl; toss well. Sprinkle with peanuts. Enjoy.
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