Recipe of the Day:
Ginger Spiced Cucumbers
Submitted by: FoFa
"Ginger is another of those spices I really like. So much so I have a whole cookbook dedicated to Ginger recipes. This one however is not in it. Don't recall where I got it, but I like it. You can use peeled regular cuck's, but the English variety is better, and I can usually find them at HEB here in Kingwood."
1/4 cup seasoned rice vinegar
1/4 cup mirin (sweet cooking rice wine I have also used sweet sherry and just plain white wine)
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger
1 large English cucumber peeled if desired -- thinly sliced
1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion (optional, but I like to use it)
In a medium bowl combine rice vinegar, mirin, brown sugar, and ginger.
Stir in cucumber and onion slices. Cover and chill for 30 minutes. Serve
with a slotted spoon. Makes 4-6 side-dish servings.