a Spicy cucumber salad is by far the tastiest dish one could prepare – or in our case beat out of a cucumber. Not only will you never beat a cucumber any another way again but it will become a lunch or dinner favourite for many reasons. Apart from the obvious it only takes about 5 minutes to prepare and that’s if you’re a snail.
– Everything you need for your spicy cucumbers plus the bludgeoning tool –
Our recipe here is very much influenced by Chinese style beaten cucumbers. I have to be honest in saying that Chinese food more often than not leaves me unsatisfied and thirsty. This bad boy does neither. It absolutely delivers.
I would have a hard time guessing how many times these spicy cucumbers have been my dinner or a side to some hearty stew, fried rice, steak or grilled fish to mention just a few. It’s not only me that love them but everyone that ever tried them want more and they never leave without the recipe.
The question in your mind by now is probably very simple. How do I beat them spicy cucumbers? Remember that wooden rolling-pin your granny used. Hopefully not to beat you but, to make some tasty cookies and pies. That’s the one you want. I used a heavy steel pestle from my mortar and pestle. The wooden one did not fit into the picture if you must know. Many chefs and self-proclaimed experts will tell you to remove the seeds of the cucumber. With spicy cucumbers no such atrocity is necessary. Fair enough removing them for some dishes are important but here we want to keep as much juice as possible and the reason being it’s so damn tasty when mixed with all the rest of the ingredients. Perfect for your next salad dressing or over some leftover rice or noodles.
To be perfectly honest. I can’t think of a better way to really make something tasty and super affordable than these spicy cucumbers. Go make them, eat them and repeat.