Friday, June 08, 2018

tataki kyuuri (smashed cucumber)

got inspired to make tataki cucumber from @maybeitsjenny ❤︎recipe from shirogohan.com ・ ・ ・ #たたききゅうり #東京 #おつまみ #smashedcucumber #tokyo #japan #pupu #appetizer Jenny of Maybe It's Jenny, was recently talking about tataki kyuuri (smashed cucumber).

I had bought a cucumber for poke but couldn't find good maguro, so I decided to try making smashed cucumber instead.

The recipe I used was from Shirogohan...If you can read some Japanese or your computer can translate, there are lots of recipes on this site that are great with rice.

I didn't add the grated ginger as the recipe directs, but will definitely try this again with some grated ginger.

2 cucumbers
2 teaspoons grated ginger
1 tablespoon sesame oil
2 teaspoons vinegar
1.5 teaspoons shoyu
1/4 teaspoon salt (if needed)

Smash your cucumbers...video to show you how here
Break the smashed cucumber with your hands into smaller pieces
Grate the ginger
Add the sauce ingredients
Mix well

NOTES: This is great way to relieve stress!

And it is so easy to put together, no cooking involved.

I would make this a couple hours before eating (even maybe a day before), so the cucumber has some time to soak in the sauce.

Definitely making this again...thanks Jenny for the inspiration!

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

can't wait to try this!
#1. cuz I love cucumbers and
#2. sounds like wonderful way to relieve rage (I hope I don't completely liquidfy the cukes :)
v

K and S said...

Hope you like this V!

Take care.
Kat

jalna said...

Hahahaha, that V is too funny. Me too, I will try this. I usually have cucumber in the 'fridge to eat with my meals. I just salt them for a day, rinse off and store . Mostly I'm too lazy to make anything fancier, but your recipe sounds easy enough for me. Thanks!!

K and S said...

hope you like this Jalna!

Take care!
Kat

Rowena said...

this is another thing that I saw circulating the net lately...so cool! another thing is grilled cukes?! gotta try 👍

KirkK said...

I enjoy making the Chinese version of this.....smacked cucumbers.

K and S said...

hope you post on grilled cukes Rowena, sounds interesting!

will look on your site for a recipe Kirk!

Take care you two.
Kat