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One-bite Cucumber Kimchi, Side Dish, Korean Recipe, Korean Food Recipe
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ONE-BITE CUCUMBER KIMCHI

INGREDIENTS :

600g baby cucumber, 1/2 stalk of chives, 1 pear, 1 clove of garlic, 8g ginger, some salt.


SEASONINGS:
(1) 1.75T salt, 2.5 cups of water.
(2) 1/2T salt, 1/3T soy sauce, 1 cup of water.
(3) 1.5T Korean hot red pepper powder, 1/2t salt, 1t Korean salted shrimps.

PREPARATION :

1. Add seasoning (1) to a bowl; Mix well.
2. Rub some salt on cucumbers and rinse; Drain; Cut into pieces; Soak in the seasoning (1) for 1 hour.
3. Lift the cucumbers up; Drain in a sieve.
4. Rinse chives and drain; Cut into sections with 3cm length; Soak in the seasoning (2) for 60 minutes.
5. Peel, rinse and drain a pear; Hull; Cut into slices; Arrange in a steaming plate; Arrange a steaming rack in a deep heavy-based pan; Pour water into the pan till ΒΌ height of the steaming plate; Bring to the boil over a high heat; Arrange the steaming plate on the rack; Cover the pan with its lid; Steam over a high heat for 30 minutes; Turn off the heat; Cool; Mash.
6. Peel, rinse and mince garlic.
7. Peel, rinse and mince ginger.
8. Lift the chives from the step 4 up; Drain.
9. Add seasoning (3), the ginger and the garlic to a plate; Stir till well mixed; Add the smashed pear, the cucumber from the step 3 and the chives from the step 8; Stir gently to mix well; Stuff in a container with a tight lid (important to pack it fully); Press the mixture down; Seal; Keep it at the room temperature (roughly 27 degree celcius) for 14 hours (important not to put under the sun); Chill in the fridge for 1 day before serving.