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Smashed Cucumbers


    Cutting Board, Large Knife or Heavy Pan, Mixing Bowl, Spoon, Measuring Spoons


    English Cucumber – 1
    Salt – 1 Tablespoon
    Garlic – 2 Cloves
    Grapeseed or Vegetable Oil – 1 Tablespoon
    Ginger – 1/2 Tablespoon
    Soy Sauce – 1 Tablespoon
    Sugar – 3/4 Teaspoon
    Chili Oil – 1 Tablespoon
    Gochujang – 1/2 Teaspoon
    Rice Wine Vinegar – 1/2 Tablespoon
    Sesame Oil – 1/2 Tablespoon
    Sesame Seeds – For Garnish


    1. Peel cucumber if you are using an American Cucumber if not just wash the outside cut in half the long way and smash the cucumber into a cutting board.
    2. Once smashed, slice the cucumber into bite size pieces and place in a bowl with 1 tablespoon of salt. Let it sit for about 30 minutes.
    3. In the meantime dice up the garlic and fry it in 1 tablespoon of oil, about 5 minutes.
    4. In a bowl mix the garlic, ginger, soy sauce, sugar, chili oil, gochujang, rice wine vinegar and sesame oil.
    5. Drain all the water from the salted cucumbers.
    6. Add the sauce and mix well.
    7. Top with sesame seeds and enjoy!!