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Thai Cucumber Pickle recipe (Ajad)

Thai condimets are very popular to serve with a Thai meal, especially with bowls of noodle soups or Pad Thai. This allows each dinner to adjust the heat and sourness of a dish to their taste. This is an easy and fresh Thai pickle recipe that can easily be made and kept in the refrigerator for a few days.

Thai Cucumber Pickles

Ingredients:
3 cups Asian cucumbers, thinly sliced
2 shallots thinly sliced

Garnish:
1 Tablespoon cilantro leaves, chopped
1/2 cup unsalted dry roasted peanuts, crushed

MIXTURE 1
2-6 Thai red chile peppers, seeded to your taste
2 teaspoons garlic, minced
2 teaspoons cilantro root, pounded
2 teaspoons peppercorns, crushed
Optional: smoked Thai chile powder to taste*

MIXTURE 2
1/2 cup white vinegar
2 Tablespoons Thai soy sauce
1 1/2 teaspoons date palm sugar
Place cucumber & shallot in a bowl & toss.

Place mixture 1 in a blender & blend to make a rough paste.

Blend mixture 2 by hand, then mix together mixtures 1 & 2. Pour this combined misture over the cucumbers & sliced shallots. Toss to evenly coat the cucumbers and shallots.

Chill to develop flavours.

Place in a small dish.

Garnish with chopped fresh cilantro leaves and crushed peanuts.

*Smoked Thai Chile powder can be purchased in Thai markets, or make your own by roasting dry chiles in a non-stick skillet over the heat. Toss continually to prevent burning. Be sure and open the window first as the chile fumes can be strong.

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