I have found a great recipe to make out of cucumbers. We like pickled cucumbers, and I have bought a big pack at Costco last time I was there, so this past week we have been eating a lot of pickled cucumbers. I pickle them right before dinner. The recipe is quite simple.
1/2 cup of rice wine vinegar or any other vinegar you have, preferably white
1/2 cup of water
1/2 tablespoon of salt
1/4+1/8 of sugar
You can add any spices and herbs you like, that you have on hand. You could add coriander seeds, dill and or dill seeds, garlic, juniper berries, black peppercorns. We have been adding mint, and it works quite well.
You have to boil the mix of ingredients for a few minutes, and then pour over sliced cucumbers. You can leave it for about 10 minutes, and then serve.
One time the garlic cloves didn’t marinate at all. So, I am not sure if garlic is a good addition here, you may have to play with it a bit.
A few days ago I tried a new spiralizer I got to make these pickles. I think it worked out great!
I didn’t read the instructions that came with the spiralizer, and went right ahead to make the dish, and make spirals out of cucumbers. Cucumbers turned out very long, and delicious. I really liked the taste of the pickles in this form. I think the spirals are very creative, and beautiful, the way they work. I loved it!
The spiralizer is made to be very intuitive. It is easy to operate. I just did it, and it worked! I was doubting myself whether I would be able to figure out how to use it, but it was quite easy. Anyone can do it!
What I found to be a bit of a drawback was the absence of a cleaning brush for the spiralizer. It was a bit difficult to clean up after making those spirals out of cucumbers. But for me difficult is when I have to spend an extra minute or two. First world problems, definitely. I played with taking some cucumber that was stuck out, then gave up and stuck the spiralizer in the dishwasher. That did the job, and the thing came out sparkling clean! So, no worries about cleaning it, really!
This spiralizer costs $12.99 right now – that’s a great deal for making your food a bit more interesting!
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