Pickled Cucumber with Ginger (Korean side dish)

 Pickled Cucumber with Ginger (Korean side dish)
These measurements are approximations… This is the type of dish that you can whip up quickly before dinner and serve as a light side dish, perfect next to rice or another carb.

Pickled Cucumber with Ginger (Korean side dish)

1 cucumber, thinly sliced (mandolines are perfect for this)
1 tablespoon soy sauce
2 teaspoons rice vinegar
dash of sesame oil
2 teaspoons finely grated ginger
freshly ground salt and pepper, to taste
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
10-15 basil leaves, chopped
Toasted sesame seeds (optional)

Sprinkle the cucumbers with salt, let them sit for a few minutes, then rinse. Mix everything but the cucumbers and sesame seeds (if using) together. Add the cucumbers and let them marinate for 5-10 minutes. Top with the sesame seeds (optional) and eat!

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2 Comments on Pickled Cucumber with Ginger (Korean side dish)

  1. ChocolateCoveredVegan
    16 August, 2008 at 11:44 pm (6 years ago)

    Mmm I love Korean food (and anything with ginger).

  2. Jude
    20 August, 2008 at 12:07 am (6 years ago)

    I don’t have too many recipes for korean pan chan so I always like coming across recipes like this. thanks!