Better than Trump U.
A 5,000 year old crop first discovered in India, spread throughout the world by traveling colonialists.
But I wouldn’t be eating them if it hadn’t been for them.
I grew up thinking Koreans owned cucumbers. Like who else?!
We know how to make it taste the best. Okay, don’t get your panties in a bunch, the Ukrainians have a good recipe for it too. As I’m sure you do as well…
The Korean method is straightforward as can be: Slice cukes, add salt, toss with dressing.
Though it’s not traditional to add dill, I added dill. I had a lot of it at the time so in it went. I highly recommend it.
Dressing for cucumber
Whisk together the following ingredients*:
Rice wine vinegar (or a combo of rice wine and apple cider vinegar)
Fish sauce, optional (homemade recipe)
Chile pepper, ground (I use chile d’arbol and guajillo)
Garlic, 4 or 5 cloves minced/pressed
Honey, about a teaspoon
Salt & black pepper to taste
*A note amount about measurements: For five Kirbies, I prepared about 2/3 of a cup (more or less is anyone’s guess). Use as much chile pepper as you like, but keep in mind that Chile d’arbol can be spicy. And leave out whatever you don’t like is the best rule of thumb.
For more on the lovely cuke: