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Chinese-Korean Cucumber Kimchi


Ingredients

5 cucumbers, peeled and cut into 1/2 x1 1/2 inch sticks

5 cucumbers, peeled and cut into 1/2 x1 1/2 inch sticks

½ cup sea salt

½ cup sea salt

½ cup white sugar

½ cup white sugar

½ cup white vinegar

½ cup white vinegar

1 cup water

1 cup water

2 tablespoons chili bean sauce (toban djan)

2 tablespoons chili bean sauce (toban djan)

1 tablespoon hot chili oil

1 tablespoon hot chili oil

2 (4 inch) fresh hot red chile peppers, sliced

2 (4 inch) fresh hot red chile peppers, sliced

1 small onion, sliced

1 small onion, sliced

5 cloves garlic, sliced and crushed

5 cloves garlic, sliced and crushed

Directions

Mix the cucumbers and sea salt together in a bowl, let stand for 30 minutes to let the cucumbers soften. Drain, and rinse with fresh water.

Mix the cucumbers and sea salt together in a bowl, let stand for 30 minutes to let the cucumbers soften. Drain, and rinse with fresh water.

While the cucumbers are standing in salt, whisk together the sugar, vinegar, and water in a saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and stir in the chili bean sauce and hot chili oil.

While the cucumbers are standing in salt, whisk together the sugar, vinegar, and water in a saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and stir in the chili bean sauce and hot chili oil.

Mix the cucumbers with sliced chiles, onion, and garlic in a heatproof airtight container, and pour the hot vinegar mixture over the vegetables. Cover and refrigerate for 2 to 3 hours to blend the flavors. Serve chilled.

Mix the cucumbers with sliced chiles, onion, and garlic in a heatproof airtight container, and pour the hot vinegar mixture over the vegetables. Cover and refrigerate for 2 to 3 hours to blend the flavors. Serve chilled.

Editor’s Note

The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the salt. The actual amount of salt consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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