Thursday, July 15, 2010

Thai Cucumber Pickles

Hi everyone! It's cucumber season, and at running the risk of being known officially as the "Cucumber Queen" I wanted to share another cuke recipe for Foodie Friday!
This one's different, it has a bit of a bite to it with the jalapeño and ginger.
After chasing many chunks of ginger all over the kitchen I have found that the best way to give it a "thwack" is to put it in a sandwich baggie and carefully hit it with the handle of a big knife. I'm using garden cukes and love the color of the peel but if they were from the store I'd peel them. And if you're interested, I do have a freezer pickle recipe I could share, let me know...
Hope you love this if you try it :@)
Thai Cucumber Pickles
1 C vinegar
1 Tblsp sugar
1 jalapeño (red is really pretty, green is fine)
1" chunk of fresh ginger (whacked and floated whole)
2 thinly sliced cukes
Salt and pepper to taste
Fresh mint garnish (optional but really good)
Mix, marinate at least 1/2 hour.
I believe this recipe was from BHG magazine.


Updated to share: I couldn't believe these little cuties when I saw them this morning! I was checking out the goodies on Foodie Friday and Tati at Polka Dot Pantry Sweets posted these "Pig in Mud" cupcakes! Tati's a high school student that aspires to be a professional chef when she graduates, best wishes Tati, looks like you're on your way! Thanks for such a fun "treat"!

14 comments:

  1. Those sound really, really good. I think that I will add them to my database!!

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  2. Yum! I make something similar, but without the ginger, I'll have to give this a try!

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  3. Makes my mouth water!!

    They look so pretty in that beautiful dish!

    Katherine

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  4. This recipe looks delicious and right up our alley! The cucumbers are just starting to grow in the garden, so another week should do it.

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  5. Yummy! My cukes are just coming in now! Please share the freezer recipe too!
    I love the idea of a "little bite" from these little bites!
    Yvonne

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  6. YUM!!!! I wish I could grow anything, but I have almost no sun! Eat some of those homemade yummies for me!

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  7. We love pickles but I must confess that I have never made them. I like the Thai inspired recipe you have used so maybe I should give it a try. Thanks for posting it.

    Best wishes for a wonderful weekend,
    Natasha.

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  8. Did you happen to see entry #24 on Michael's blog? Pig in Mud cupcakes. Adorable!

    :)
    ButterYum

    PS - thanks for sharing your pickle recipe!!

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  9. I am going to have to give that recipe a try!

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  10. How much fun! Pickles and pigs...perfect combo for your upcoming party...let me know what I can bring. Squash maybe?

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  11. The Thai Cucumbers look really good. I have to give them a try. And those are some cute cupcakes!

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  12. What a joyous blog you have! Just reading your blog's name gives me a smile. I came by via Foodie Friday. Your Thai Cucumbers would be perfect about right now. It's hot in my area. :-)
    Susieee! Mac
    This and That. Here and There. Now, Sometimes Then.

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