Recipe Of The Month

Recipe of the Month – November

SMASHED CUCUMBERS

In many areas of Asia, smashed cucumbers are a refreshing staple.

With hundreds of variations, Bao + BBQ’s Head Chef – Eliman – has divulged his own special gluten free variation for our JM Socials Recipe of the Month. 

This popular Asian dish is a firm favourite amongst regulars in our Cheltenham restaurant – proving the power of the humble cucumber.

Fantastic sides are never a side thought, so we recommend pairing these cucumbers with a bao (or three), steak or ribs as a light, healthy addition to your dinner.

smashed cucumbers

WHAT YOU NEED : 

  • 3 tsp sweet Mirin
  • 2-3 tsp Lemon Juice (to taste)
  • 3 tsp Sesame Oil
  • 2 tsp Soy sauce / GF soy sauce
  • pinch of Sesame Seeds
  • 2 Cucumbers

PICKLE LIQUOR INGREDIENTS :

  • 200g sugar
  • 150ml vinegar
  • 100ml water
  • pinch of coriander seeds
  • pinch of Cumin Seeds
  • pinch of Fennel Seeds
  • pinch of chilli flakes to serve

TO MAKE THE PICKLE LIQUOR :

Put all the seeds into a dry pan until fragrant. Add all other ingredients. Once boiled, the pickle liquor is ready. Leave and wait to cool.

FOR THE CUCUMBER :

Slice the cucumber and remove the seeds with a spoon. Roughly chop and smash. Add the cool pickle liquor, soy sauce, mirin, and sesame seeds to a bowl and mix. Sprinkle chilli flakes and a pinch of sesame seeds  to serve.

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