Quick Cucumber Pickles


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Really quick, really easy. Frisky fresh crunch to go with any curry.

You can get ready chopped peanuts in Asian grocery stores, but if you want them really fresh and fragrant, make your own by roughly chopping some podded peanuts and roasting them in a hot dry fry pan for a minute or two.

2 tbs palm sugar
4 tbs rice vinegar
2 small cucumbers, peeled, seeds removed and sliced
4 shallots, peeled and sliced
1 tbs roasted and roughly chopped peanuts
1 small red chili, sliced

Melt sugar and vinegar in a small pan until the sugar is dissolved and the mixture is a syrup consistency. Remove from heat and allow to cool.

Combine cucumbers, shallots, peanuts and chili in a small bowl, add the cooled sugar-vinegar mixture and serve.