8.24.2011

spicy asian cucumber salad

prep time:  tbd
cook time:  tbd
servings:  4

ingredients:
1/2 cup rice vinegar
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons lime juice
2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger
1 1/2 tablespoons minced red chile
1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
3 cucumbers - peeled, seeded and cut crosswise into 1/4-inch slices
4 scallions - sliced thin
1/4 cup loosely packed fresh basil - chopped
salt
pepper

steps:
1.  bring vinegar and sugar to boil in saucepan over medium-high heat.  reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until mixture reduces by half, 5 - 6 minutes.  transfer to medium bowl and cool to room temperature.

2.  whisk in lime juice, ginger, chile and sesame oil.  toss in cucumbers, scallions and basil; season with salt and pepper to taste.  let sit for 10 minutes or up to 1 hour.

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