Marinated Cucumber Salad
sliced cucumber, thinly sliced lengthwise
red pepper/capsicum, sliced into strips, 1/2 amount to cucumber, optional
few pinches sesame seeds, toasted
1 tablespoon fresh mint, chopped
White or raw sugar
Amount of cucumber depends how much you want to make.
Make a dressing by combining the sesame oil, brown vinegar and
sugar, make enough to marinate all the cucumber, the dressing will
be thrown out anyway. The proportion of vinegar and oil is roughly
1 cup to 1 tablespoon to 1/2 tablespoon respectively, however I
found tasting it as you mix it works better.
For best result, as you taste it, you should be able to taste the
vinegar with sugar before tasting sesame oil. If you taste the
other way around, you've put too much sesame oil.
Then marinate the cucumber overnight. Combine with red pepper and
sprinkle with mint and sesame seeds.