Aquavit's Quick Pickled Cucumbers

Recipe by Chef Kate
READY IN: 4hrs 20mins
SERVES: 4-6
YIELD: 1 1/2 cups
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Slice the cucumbers as thin as possible, using a mandoline if you have one.
  • If you only have regular cucumbers, slice them in half lengthwise and scoop out the seeds before slicing.
  • Put the slices in a colander and toss them with the salt.
  • Let the cucumber sit while you prepare the marinade (or for up to about 30 minutes.
  • Combine water, vinegar, sugar, bay leaf and allspice in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil.
  • Remove from heat and let cool.
  • Rinse the salt off the cucumber slices and squeeze out as much moisture as possible, using paper towels to blot them dry.
  • Put the cucumbers in a medium bowl and add the marinade (the cucumber should be completely covered).
  • Cover the bowl and refrigerate 3 to 6 hours before serving.
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