1 English Cucumber, peeled, halved and sliced
1 1/2 teaspoon of wasabi powder
2 Tablespoons of red wine vinegar
2 teaspoons of sugar
1 teaspoon of sesame oil
dash of salt
2 green onions, sliced
1 tablespoon of toasted sesame seeds
In a container, add all of the above ingredients. Cover and let marinate for a minimum of 4 hours. I think they are best after 24 hours. They will last a good month in your fridge.
This recipe has a lot to do with taste. I have used the Japanese rice wine but find it not sweet enough and this is why I like to use the red wine vinegar---but please try your favorite wine vinegar.
Wasabi powder is strong---start with the recommended amount and if you want it stronger, please add more.
Sugar is the sweetener and again--is a starting point for the recipe--if you need the cucumbers sweeter, then add more sugar.
The key to this recipe is finding YOUR favorite balance of sweet, sour and spicy.
I hope you enjoy the recipe!