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Chinese Cucumber Recipe

Stir-fried smacked cucumber

Published: August 12, 2015 at 2:19 pm
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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
  • Easy
  • Serves 6 as a snack

Regional Chinese cuisines are slowly spreading across the UK, breaking the hold of Hong Kong style Cantonese cuisine. This recipe for stir-fried smacked cucumbers is traditionally a beer snack, so you can serve it with drinks, or use it as a side dish

  • Vegetarian
Nutrition:
NutrientUnit
kcal38
fat3.4g
saturates0.5g
carbs1g
fibre0.5g
protein0.5g
salt0.1g
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Ingredients

  • 1 cucumber
  • oil
  • 2 dried red chillies, broken into pieces
  • ½ tsp Szechuan pepper
  • sesame oil

Method

  • STEP 1

    Cut the cucumbers into 4cm lengths and then cut each chunk into wedges. Put each piece under the flat of a cleaver and smack down on it with your hand. Cut or scrape off the seeds and put the pieces into a sieve and sprinkle over a little salt. Leave them for 30 minutes and then rinse and pat them dry.

  • STEP 2

    Heat a little oil in a wok until very hot and add the chilli and pepper, add the cucumber and stir-fry for a minute, then scoop the lot onto a plate and sprinkle some sesame oil on top.

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