F&W Free Preview All You Coastal Living Cooking Light Food and Wine tab Health myRecipes Southern Living Sunset
My F&W
quick save (...)

Quick Kimchi Cucumbers

  • ACTIVE: 25 MIN
  • TOTAL TIME: 45 MIN
  • SERVINGS: makes 1 pound
  • BASIC-EASY
  • FAST
  • HEALTHY

Koreans eat kimchi—a garlicky, chile-laden pickle—at almost every meal. Traditionally, kimchi needs days, even weeks, to ferment, but David Chang's kimchi is ready in 45 minutes. A highly addictive hot dog condiment, it's best served right away, when the cucumbers are still juicy.

  1. 1 pound Kirby cucumbers, halved lengthwise and cut into 1/2-inch spears
  2. 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  3. 2 1/2 tablespoons sugar
  4. 1 1/2 tablespoons Korean red chile flakes or 2 teaspoons crushed red pepper
  5. 1 1/2 tablespoons thinly sliced strips of peeled fresh ginger
  6. 4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  7. 1 tablespoon Asian fish sauce
  8. 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  9. 1/2 teaspoon dried shrimp (optional), minced
  10. 1 small carrot and 1 scallion, thinly sliced into 2-inch matchsticks
  11. 1/4 small onion, thinly sliced
  1. In a colander, toss the cucumbers with 1/4 teaspoon of the salt and 1/2 tablespoon of the sugar and let stand for 10 minutes.
  2. In a bowl, mix the remaining 1 1/4 teaspoons of salt and 2 tablespoons of sugar with the chile flakes, ginger, garlic, fish sauce, soy sauce and dried shrimp. Toss in the carrot, scallion, onion and cucumbers. Arrange the cucumbers in a shallow dish, spooning the shredded vegetables and liquid on top. Let stand for 15 minutes, turning once or twice, then serve.
You Might Also Like

Ratings

Average Rating

(2)

Comments

Add A Comment

    Add a Comment

    See our terms
    You must be logged in to comment. or
    advertisement
    The Dish
    Receive delicious recipes and smart wine advice 4x per week in this e-newsletter.
    The Wine List Weekly pairing plus best bottles to buy.
    F&W Daily One sensational dish served fresh every day.
    American Express Publishing ("AEP") may use your email address to send you account updates and offers that may interest you. To learn more about the ways we may use your email address and about your privacy choices, read the AEP Privacy Statement.
    How we use your email address
    advertisement
    Congratulations to Nicholas Elmi, winner of Top Chef: New Orleans, the 11th season of Bravo's Emmy-Award winning, hit reality series.

    Join celebrity chefs, renowned winemakers and epicurean insiders at the culinary world’s most spectacular weekend, the FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen, June 20-22.