Spicy Cooked Cucumbers
A healthy and light side.
Servings 4 servings
- 1 large English cucumber
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 Tbsp soy sauce
- 1 Tbsp sesame oil
- 1 large clove garlic minced
- 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes Substitute a Thai red chili pepper if you really like heat.
Rinse cucumber. Removes some of the peel lengthwise if desired. Cut vertically from end to end.
Scoop out seeds from center. Cut each half vertically again and then cut the quarters into 3-4" lengths. Sprinkle cucumbers with salt and allow them to drain in a colander for 15 minutes or more.
Heat sesame oil over medium heat. Add garlic and cook 1 minute. Add the cucumbers, soy sauce and red pepper flakes. Cook 3-5 minutes till cucumbers turn opaque. They should be soft but not mushy.
Calories: 46kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 400mg | Potassium: 125mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 116IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg