Quick & Easy

Thai cucumber pickle

Make your own spicy and delicious Thai cucumber pickle with this quick and easy recipe.
Thai cucumber pickle
4 Cup



1.Place cucumber in colander; sprinkle with salt. Stand 2 hours. Rinse well under cold water; drain. Pat dry with absorbent paper. Slice cucumber into 1cm-thick slices.
2.Combine vinegar, sugar and sauce in medium saucepan; stir over heat until sugar dissolves. Add ginger, garlic and chilli; bring to the boil. Remove from heat.
3.Place cucumber and onion in sterilised jars; pour vinegar mixture over cucumber. Seal jars tightly; cool. Refrigerate overnight.

Pickle can be stored, in the refrigerator, for up to two weeks. Choose: glossy, firm cucumbers that have no soft spots. Store: them in the crisper of the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Prepare: To seed cucumbers, cut them in half lengthways, then use a teaspoon to run the length of the cucumber, scraping toward you with the spoon facing down. Peeling is a matter of preference, although the thicker-skinned varieties, such as telegraph and green cucumbers, should certainly be considered. Slice: thinly or use a vegetable peeler to make ribbons to add to a salad, or make a salad of dill, white vinegar and cucumber. Cucumber sandwiches have a lovely aristocratic resonance that makes you feel special when eating them. Simply butter good, white bread, add thinly sliced cucumber and trim the crusts. Julienne: cucumber for a crudité platter with a selection of dips. Pickled: cucumber is a classic accompaniment for cold meats or as a pre-dinner snack. Chop: a seeded cucumber finely then mix with yogurt, garlic and lemon for tzatziki, a traditional Greek dip.


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