Quick pickles are very fashionable now, and why not! They are both tasty and healthy. This is a Chinese recipe that produces a lovely, sweet-sour quick pickle of cucumber. Leave it to soak and pickle in the vinegar mix while you make the rest of the meal, and it will be ready to serve when you are calling the family to the table.
Chinese Pickled Cucumber
Place 2 Tblspn rice vinegar, 1 Tblspn brown sugar and 1 tspn ginger powder in a small pan and bring to the boil. Pour over some peeled and thinly sliced cucumber and leave until cold. Sir in 1 tspn Chinese toasted sesame oil just before serving.
recipe notes and alternatives
Optionally sprinkle with sesame seeds.
Use different vinegars for taste variations.