Steven Raichlen's Barbecue! Bible


Singapore Cucumber Relish

Recipe from Steven Raichlen's Planet Barbecue!


  • Yield: Makes 1 to 1 1/2 cups
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  • 2 Kirby (pickling) cucumbers, or 1 medium-size cucumber, cut in half lengthwise and seeded (see Note)
  • 1 shallot, minced (2 to 3 tablespoons), or 1 scallion, both white and green parts, trimmed and minced
  • 1 small hot red chile, such as a bird or cayenne pepper, stemmed, seeded, and minced
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • Coarse salt (kosher or sea) and freshly ground black pepper

Step 1: Cut the cucumber(s) into 1⁄4-inch dice.

Step 2: Place the cucumber(s), shallot, chile, rice vinegar, and sugar in a mixing bowl and toss gently to mix. Season with salt and pepper to taste. The relish can be made up to 2 hours ahead.

Tips:

Note: It is not necessary to seed Kirby cucumbers.

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