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Quick Japanese Pickles

05 Jan 2010

Quick Japanese Pickles

Quick Japanese Pickles with Wasabi and Rice Vinegar

Ingredients
  • 1 lb Japanese or Kirby cucumbers (about 5)
  • 1/2 teaspoon wasabi powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon water
  • 2 tablespoons unseasoned rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon soy sauce
Method
  1. Very thinly slice cucumbers crosswise with slicer; toss with 1 teaspoon salt and drain in a colander 15 minutes.
  2. Rinse cucumbers under cold water, then squeeze handfuls to remove excess water; pat dry.
  3. Stir together wasabi powder and water in a bowl and let stand 5 minutes.
  4. Add vinegar, sugar, and soy sauce, whisking until sugar has dissolved. Add cucumbers and toss well.