Spicy Cucumber Pickles

Spicy Cucumber “Pickles”

1 medium cucumber
1/2 cup rice vinegar
1/4 cup water plus 2 tablespoons
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/2 teaspoon toasted sesame seed
Sprigs of fresh cilantro

Slice cucumber in quarters lengthwise, then chop into thin pieces.

In a medium size mixing bowl, combine next 4 ingredients. Add the cucumbers. Marinate about 30 minutes.

Drain all but about 1 tablespoon of the liquid and put the cucumbers in small serving dishes. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and garnish with fresh cilantro.

Serves 4 to 6.




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