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August 24th, 2007, 09:08 PM

1 1/2 pounds cucumber, peeled, halved lengthwise, and thinly sliced (about 4 cups)
2 teaspoons kosher salt
1/2 cup rice vinegar
1/2 cup water
3 tablespoons sugar
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
2 tablespoons minced red onion
1 tablespoon chopped dry-roasted peanuts

Place the cucumber slices in a colander; sprinkle with salt. Toss well. Drain 1 hour. Place cucumber slices on several layers of paper towels; cover with additional paper towels. Let stand 5 minutes, pressing down occasionally. Rinse and pat dry.

Combine vinegar, water, sugar, and pepper in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cook until reduced to 1/3 cup (about 10 minutes). Remove vinegar reduction from heat; cool. Stir in onion. Combine cucumbers and vinegar reduction in a medium bowl; toss well. Sprinkle with peanuts.
4 servings (serving size: 3/4 cup)
Nutritional Information
CALORIES 76(17% from fat); FAT 1.4g (sat 0.2g,mono 0.6g,poly 0.5g); PROTEIN 1.6g; CHOLESTEROL 0.0mg; CALCIUM 27mg; SODIUM 247mg; FIBER 1.5g; IRON 0.3mg; CARBOHYDRATE 14.6g
Cooking Light, JUNE 2001

August 27th, 2007, 02:26 PM
That sound really good and there are lots of cukes around right now.