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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"!


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

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

  3. Makes my mouth water!!

    They look so pretty in that beautiful dish!


  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.

  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!

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

  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,

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


    PS - thanks for sharing your pickle recipe!!

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

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

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

  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
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