Nic’s Cucumber Chilli Pickle

Preparation info
  • Makes —

    1 bowl

    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      15 min

Appears in
Masu: Fresh, contemporary, accessible Japanese for the home cook

By Nic Watt

Published 2016

  • About

This super-quick and super-tasty little number goes with almost any grilled food. It’s a great recipe to have up your sleeve and only takes 15 minutes.


  • 1 telegraph cucumber
  • 2 pinches sea salt
  • 1 long red chilli


Halve the cucumber and use a spoon to scrape out the seeds. Slice the cucumber into bite-size chunks.

Sprinkle with sea salt and allow to stand for 10 minutes. The water will be drawn out of the cucumber and it will soften.

While the cucumber is softening, blacken the whole chilli over an open flame. Finely chop it all, seeds and blackened skin, to a coarse paste.

Wash t