Cucumber & Chili-Miso
Crunchy cucumber with red pepper miso makes for a quick, easy, and delicious side dish!
The harmony and richness of the miso, and the freshness of the cucumber are addictive.
It goes well with beer, sake, or wine.
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Cut 1 small dried red chili pepper into very small pieces with a pair of scissors
Add 6 tbsp of miso and 3 tbsp of sugar to a saucepan
Add 2 tsp of mirin and 2 tsp of sake
Add the chili and mix until incorporated
Place the saucepan over medium-low heat and stir for 5m. Turn off the heat when it starts to bubble
Add 3 tbsp of white sesame seeds and mix. The chili-miso is ready
Trim both ends of 1 Japanese cucumber. Thinly slice halfway through the cucumber on a diagonal. Flip it and repeat the cuts on the other side
Cut the cucumber into 3 cm pieces
Fill a medium bowl with water, add 2 tbsp of salt and stir to dissolve. Add the cucumber and soak for 10m to season
Drain the cucumber and dry with a clean cloth. Put into a dry bowl
Add 1 tbsp of the Chili-Miso, and mix to fully coat the cucumber pieces
Plate the seasoned cucumber and sprinkle white sesame seeds to taste on top. The cucumber & chili-miso is ready
Enjoy! This is a very easy and flavorful side dish to make whenever you want to impress your guests or just have a savory bite!
Yield 2 people
White Sesame Seedto taste
Small Dried Red Chili1
White Sesame Seed3 tbsp