Sesame Cucumber Salad
This Sesame Cucumber Salad can be prepared quickly and easily and makes a very attractive side salad or starter for a Chinese, Japanese, or Korean meal.
Appetizer, Banchan, Salad, Side Dish
Cucumber, Garlic, Ginger, Rice Wine, Sesame Seed
– 3 Baby Cucumbers sliced into thin sticks;
or 3 tbsp. Rice Wine plus 1 tsp. Sugar;
very finely minced Garlic;
finely minced Ginger;
Toss the cucumber sticks with the salt and let sit for about 30 minutes or so until they throw off a little of their juice.
Mix together the Mirin (or substitute) along with the garlic, ginger and sesame oil and allow to sit for at least 30 minutes to let the flavors blend.
Toast the sesame seeds in a dry pan until they start to turn golden and release their aroma. Then crush them lightly and set aside.
Finally, rinse the cucumber sticks and squeeze vigorously to expel as much liquid as possible then toss with the dressing and let sit for a further 15 minutes.
When ready to serve, toss the cucumber with the Sesame Seed, plate, and garnish as desired.
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