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    Smacked Cucumbers

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    40 mins

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    FLKeysJen's Note:

    A common appetizer in the Hunan province of China, smacked cucumbers got their name because of the way you whack the cucumbers with the flat of a cleaver blade to encourage them to absorb the flavors of the dressing. From the Revolutionary Chinese Cookbook.

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    Version 1

    Version 2

    • 2 teaspoons garlic, minced
    • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
    • 2 tablespoons peanut oil
    • 1 teaspoon dried chili pepper flakes

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Place the cucumber on a cutting board and whack hard, several times, with the flat of a cleaver blade, so the vegetable splinters and opens up with jagged cracks, then chop it into bite-size pieces.
    2. 2
      Place in a bowl; sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon salt and leave about 30 minutes.
    3. 3
      When the time is up, drain off the water in the bowl.
    4. 4
      To make Version 1, add the chopped salted chiles, garlic, vinegar, sugar and salt to taste; mix well and leave for a few minutes to let the flavors blend. Just before serving, add the sesame oil and chili oil to taste; toss and serve.
    5. 5
      To make Version 2, add the garlic and vinegar to the cucumber with more salt to taste, mix well and set aside for a few minutes to allow the flavors to penetrate. Heat the oil in a wok over a high flame until smoking. Scatter the chili flakes over the cucumber, then sprinkle the hot oil over, which will sizzle; mix well and serve.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on November 04, 2013

      45

      Great side dish. I made version 1, but had to sub chili flakes for the salted chilies. We love our veggies, so the two of us ate this along with some other dishes.

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    • on December 21, 2007

      55

      I have to admit that I tried to 'smack' a poor cucumber to death with a cleaver and all that happened was that I made a lot of noise and the cutting board scooted across the counter. I finally grabbed a meat mallet and voila! That smacked the poor cucumber to pieces. I made version 2 and we really enjoyed it. I added a little more chili flakes as we enjoy the spice. I can also see a little minced ginger in this too. Thanks Jen for a great, refreshing side dish - and one that allowed me to vent my frustrations on a poor innocent cucumber!

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    • on November 29, 2007

      45

      These are sooooo delicious with steamed pork belly and coriander salad!!!!!!

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    Nutritional Facts for Smacked Cucumbers

    Serving Size: 1 (112 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 88.9
     
    Calories from Fat 72
    80%
    Total Fat 8.0 g
    12%
    Saturated Fat 1.3 g
    6%
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    0%
    Sodium 2.6 mg
    0%
    Total Carbohydrate 4.5 g
    1%
    Dietary Fiber 0.6 g
    2%
    Sugars 1.7 g
    6%
    Protein 0.8 g
    1%

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