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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Yukari Marinated Cucumbers

Do you know Yukari (Red Perilla) Rice Seasoning?

Yukari is tangy blend based on red shiso leaves (red perilla plant). A flexible and flavorful traditional Japanese-style seasoning to sprinkle over rice, pasta and salads. I think most Japanese have it in their kitchen. It is good at everything!!!

Here, I will show you super easy recipe using Yukari. What other ingredient you need is Japanese cucumber. It looks like the picture on the right. You can also use English cucumber or mini cucumber. Those are close to it!

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Yukari Marinated Cucumbers

Difficulty: Very Easy
Time: 5min or less
Number of servings: 2

Ingredients:
1 Japanese cucumber
a pinch of Yukari (Red Perilla) Rice Seasoning

Directions:
1. Partially strip the cucumber skin with a peeler (it just makes look good so not required), place the plastic wrap over the cucumber and beat them using a rolling pin.

2. Tear cucumber into pieces, sprinkle Yukari and toss lightly.





My original recipe in Japanese is here.
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Yeah, you can use Ume Furikake (sour pickled plum rice seasoning) instead.
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2 comments:

  1. This sounds very good Ochi, we have some yummy fresh ones I just picked from the garden. Why do you beat the cucumbers?

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  2. Hi jo,

    Your cucumber sounds yummy!!! I wish I can grow my own one!!!

    Why beat, because it macerates well when each piece is jaggy.

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