Blogging Marathon# 69: Week 2/ Day 1
Theme: Homemade Chinese Takeaway Food
Dish: Chinese Smashed Cucumber Salad
When I signed up for this theme I didn’t check the link that Valli gave us for reference. I saw ‘Chinese takeaway’ and thought it was going to be either Indo-Chinese or American Chinese food, but I was pleasantly surprised to see real Chinese food on the list.
Recipe is from Kirbie’s Cravings. Cucumbers are smashed (a perfect excuse to take out your frustration after a long day) and then tossed with some garlic, sesame oil and some seasonings. No soy sauce or other strong flavors — simple, clean salad that is just delicious. Serve it right away or chilled.
Chinese Cucumber Salad
- 4 Cucumbers Persian
- ½ tsp~1tsp Red Chili flakes
- ½ tsp Sugar
- 1 tsp Sesame Oil
- 1 ~ 2 cloves Garlic , finely minced
- To taste Salt
- Remove the ends of the cucumber. Place one at a time on the chopping board and wack it a few times to smash it. Cut them into thirds and then chop into about bite size pieces.
- Place the smashed and chopped cucumber in a bowl and add all the other ingredients. Taste and adjust the seasoning. Serve right away or chill until ready to serve.