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Quick Asian Pickle

Quick Asian Pickle


  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
  • 3 tablespoons low-sodium soy
  • 1 teaspoon chopped ginger
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 2 cups mirin
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 English cucumbers, peeled and thinly sliced into coins


  • In a medium pot, combine the garlic, soy, ginger, sesame oil, mirin, water, salt and sugar, and bring to a boil. Boil for 2 minutes to dissolve the salt and sugar. Place the cucumber in a non-reactive container. Pour the hot liquid over the cucumber. Let stand 20 minutes and then place into the fridge to chill for at least 3 hours.