Friday, October 09, 2009

Quick Cucumber Pickle

Oh no! We missed an edition of Weekend Wokking yet again!!! And we always look forward to trying to create something "different" using the selected ingredient too!

Seeing the roundup at Blazing Hot Wok (ingredient: vinegar), and knowing we are completely late, we decided to do this apology post. We don't have time to make anything new, so I started looking in the refrigerator to see if we had any existing dish that used vinegar. Well, we did make pork belly adobo recently (all gone now), but didn't take any pictures.

What we do have is some quick-pickled cucumbers, made several days ago with the overflow of cucumbers from the garden of our cousins, the gongs.

No recipe to this one, as it's very simple.

I cut the peeled (because the skin was thick) and de-seeded cucumbers -- any shape is fine -- placed them in a colander and salted them. They sat for about 30 minutes to 1 hour.

Then, I heated up some vinegar (just plain white) and added some sugar, according to taste.

When the sugar had dissolved, I took the mixture off the heat and added in a couple of cloves of crushed garlic and a couple of chili peppers.

I waited until the mixture was not piping hot -- but was too impatient to wait for it to cool down completely -- and mixed the vinegar mixture and the cucumber slices.

There you have it, our quickie pseudo-entry to Weekend Wokking.

[eatingclub] vancouver Weekend Wokking posts:
Ravioli "Caprese": Tomato, Basil, Bocconcini
Eggplant "Clafouti"
Pumpkin Congee w/ Pumpkin "Beignets" & Sesame-Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
Chicken, Broccoli and Cheese w/ Pipián Verde
Adobo Mushroom Tart
Duck and Orange Crêpes with Orange-White Wine Sauce
Almond Eggplant "Bisteeya" (Bastilla)
"Mashed Potato Beef Burger" (Red-skinned Potato Salad in Taiwanese Sacha Cheeseburger)
Korean Soybean Sprouts Pancake (Kongnamul Jeon)
Lemon Chamomile Tiramisu
Cilantro Horchata
Strawberry Cilantro Salsa, on Grilled Flank Steak
Duck Enchiladas with Chipotle Peanut Salsa
Quick Cucumber Pickle

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  1. We do quick pickles like this with carrot & radish as well to top banh mis

  2. Haha! I send stuff late to my own blog event too. :P

    I love quick pickles too.

  3. Oh and just email Blazing Hot Wok, she'll sneak you in. :)

  4. kat:
    Oooh, you remind me of banh mi... it's been a while since I last ate one.

    Teehee... this seemed super late. We've sent in all sorts of late-but-pre-roundup entries before. =)


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