Smashed Cucumbers (Pai Huang Gua)

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Smashed cucumbers is a dish typically served with hot Sichuan type dished; however, it is great just by its self.

Igredients

2 English cucumbers

1 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

3 teaspoons rice wine vinegar

1 teaspoon minced garlic

1 teaspoon sesame seeds toasted

1 tablespoon soy sauce

2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil

1 table spoon Franks Red Hot Sweet Chili Sauce

1 teaspoon sugar

Directions

Cut ends off the cucumbers and throw that away.  Cut cucumbers into 3 equal pieces

Place cucumbers into a one gallon Zip Lock bag

Smash the cucumbers so they break into two - three long pieces.  Do not over smash you just want to break them up you don't want to pulverize them

Place the cucumbers into a colander over a bowl.  Break or cut the cucumbers into about 1 inch pieces.  Leave any seeds or liquid in the bag

Sprinkle  the kosher salt over the cucumbers and mix well  Let the cucumbers remain in the colander at least 30 minutes, you want to draw out as much liquid as possible

Mix the vinegar and garlic in a small bowl and let rest

In a small fry pan toast the sesame seeds

When the cucumbers are well drain make the dressing by combining all the remaining ingredients with the vinegar and garlic, and whisk thoroughly and pour over the cucumbers

Refrigerate or serve immediately

 

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Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
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That sounds delicious. I have half an English cucumber in the fridge now, left over from gazpacho I made a couple of days ago. I think I'll make a tiny batch of these cucumbers.

May 27, 2020 11:35 AM #1
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John Pusa
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Richard Weeks thanks for the delicious smashed cucumber recipe.

May 27, 2020 12:53 PM #2
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Richard Weeks
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Thanks Lottie

May 27, 2020 01:14 PM #3
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Richard Weeks
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Thanks John

May 27, 2020 01:14 PM #4
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Richard,

I have not had this dish in any Sichuan restaurant, either in Los Angeles, or in San Francisco.  Thanks for the recipe.  We have a bunch of cucumbers in the refrigerator.  A

May 27, 2020 01:50 PM #5
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Richard Weeks
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Thanks A, I hope you enjoy. 

May 27, 2020 07:06 PM #6
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Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

That sounds delicious, would go well with kebabs on the grill.

May 28, 2020 07:52 AM #7
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Richard Weeks
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Thanks Nick

May 28, 2020 09:30 AM #8
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Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
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Great market report....thanks for sharing and keep them coming!

Jul 11, 2020 06:51 AM #9
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Richard Weeks
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It's a recipe not a market report.

Jul 11, 2020 08:41 AM #10
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