SPICY CUCUMBER SALAD WITH PEANUTS
- 1 1/2 lbs cucumber, peeled, halved lengthwise, and thinly sliced
- 2 teaspoons kosher salt
- 1/2 cup rice vinegar
- 1/2 cup water
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
- 2 tablespoons minced red onion
- 1 tablespoon dry roasted peanuts, chopped
Place the cucumber slices in a colander and sprinkle with salt. Toss well. Drain for one hour.
Place the cucumber slices on several layers of paper towels, cover with additional towels. Let stand for 5 minutes, pressing down occasionally. Rinse and pat dry.
Combine the vinegar, water, sugar and pepper in a small saucepan. Bring to the boil. Reduce the heat and cook until reduced to 1/3 cup (about 10 minutes). Remove from the heat and cool. Stir in the minced onion.
Combine cucumbers and vinegar reduction in a medium bowl and toss well.
Sprinkle with the chopped peanuts.
NOTES : When Barb and Bruce visited us in the summer of 2001, Barb brought this recipe with her. Within one week we prepared the recipe three times. A real winner!
Recipe by : Barb
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