Serves 4


  • 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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