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    Recipe for easy cucumber pickles

    Easy cucumber pickles

    Serves 6

    ½ English cucumber (skin on)

    2 teaspoons sugar

    Pinch of salt

    1 tablespoon rice vinegar

    Dash of soy sauce

    1. With a mandoline or sharp knife, slice the cucumbers as thinly as possible. Transfer to a bowl, add cold water to cover, and set aside for 2 minutes. Tip the cucumbers into a strainer. Pat dry with paper towels.

    2. Transfer the cucumbers to a bowl. Add the sugar, salt, rice vinegar, and soy sauce. Toss well. Adapted from Susumu Ito