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Wild Ginger Cucumber Pickles
Makes 1 Pound
*1 pound small pickling cucumbers
*2 teaspoons coarse salt, divided
*2 tablespoons distilled white vinegar
*2 tablespoons sugar
*4 shallots, peeled and quartered
*4 slices fresh ginger, peeled
1Slice cucumbers to 1/4-inch thickness and combine with 1 teaspoon salt. Let sit for 1 hour. Rinse cucumbers with fresh water and drain well.
2Combine remaining salt, vinegar, sugar and 5 tablespoons hot water. Stir to dissolve. Pour over cucumbers and toss with shallots and ginger. Serve after 1 hour.
Executive Nathan Uy, Wild Ginger, Seattle, WA