Smacked cucumber pickles

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My Street Food Kitchen

My Street Food Kitchen

By Jennifer Joyce

Published 2015

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These tangy instant pickles take just minutes to make, and will compliment many spicy dishes.

Preparation: 10 Minutes


  • 1 telegraph (long) cucumber or 3 Lebanese (short) cucumbers, ends trimmed
  • 3 teaspoons finely chopped garlic
  • tablespoons caster (superfine) sugar
  • 3 teaspoons light soy sauce
  • tablespoons Chinese black vinegar or rice wine vinegar
  • tablespoons chilli oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt


Using a rolling pin or the flat side of a cleaver blade, smack the cucumbers so they split. Chop them into 2.5 cm (1 inch) pieces and put them in a bowl with the remaining ingredients. Toss together well and serve alongside any of the dishes in this chapter.