SPICY CUCUMBER SALAD
Prep time 20 minutes Cooking time 2 hours
spicy chilli oil
• 2 cinnamon barks
• 2 star anise
• 2 pcs of ginger
• 6 cloves of garlic smashed • 2 cups of vegetable oil
• 4 tbsp chilli flakes
• 2 tsp five-spice powder
• 2 tsp of salt
• 3 bay leaves
• 2 tsp Sichuan peppercorn
» Prepare the spicy chilli oil by cooking the spices, ginger and garlic in vegetable oil in low heat until brown.
» Strain the oil and set aside. » After cooling the oil for 15 minutes, mix it with the rest of the spices using a blender or whisk.
• 2 whole cucumbers
• 6 tbsp of light soy sauce • 4 tbsp of dark vinegar
• 1 tsp of sugar
• 8 cloves of minced garlic • 4 tbsp chilli oil
» To prepare the cucumber salad, slice the cucumbers and remove seeds. Cut them into 2-inch sticks and smash them with the flat face of a cleaver knife. This will allow the dressing to soak into the cucumber.
» Prepare the dressing by mixing the rest of the ingredients with the chilli oil.
» Pour the dressing and mix it well with the cucumber slices. Marinate for at least 1 hour before serving.
Spicy cucumber salad