I have shared many Cucumber dish recipes on this website, but this is the dish that I make most frequently. It’s a dish of just Cucumber. By adding extra ingredients to this dish, you can create endless variations. Extra ingredients can be Onion, Chilli, Garlic, Tomato, Chicken, Squid, Wakame, Black Fungus, etc.
1 large Continental Cucumber *about 300g
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon Salt
1 tablespoon Toasted Sesame Seeds *lightly ground
1 small piece Ginger *grated
1/2 tablespoon Sugar *alter the amount to suit your taste
1 tablespoon Soy Sauce
1 tablespoon Rice Vinegar
1/2 tablespoon Sesame Oil
- Wash Cucumber and cut into bite-size pieces. Today I cut it in half lengthways and sliced diagonally into chunky bite-size pieces.
- Sprinkle Salt and massage, then set aside for 15-30 minutes. Remove excess salty water.
- Combine all the Sesame Dressing ingredients and add to the Cucumber. Combine well and serve immediately. *Note: You can leave it in the fridge and marinate for a while. A lot of Water will come out and the dressing will get thinned down, but Cucumber taste good in this way, too.