Marinated Szechuan Cucumbers

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Recipe adapted from Peter Serpico, Serpico, Philadelphia

Marinated Szechuan Cucumbers
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Marinated Szechuan Cucumbers from Serpico in Philadelphia
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Total time: 1 hour, 30 minutes
  • 2 medium cucumbers, peeled and sliced into 1-inch rounds
  • ½ cup dried red Szechuan chiles
  • ½ cup palm sugar
  • 2 cups water
  • 3 medium garlic cloves, peeled
  • One 4-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled (use the edge of a teaspoon to scrape off the skin) and roughly chopped
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  1. Place the sliced cucumbers in a large airtight container.
  2. To a blender, combine the Szechuan chiles, palm sugar, water, garlic and ginger. Blend until puréed. Season with the salt. Pour the mixture over the cucumbers, cover the container and refrigerate for 1 hour. Serve chilled.
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