Chilled Bean Sprouts

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cooking time: less than 15 minutes
Cold side dishes are great for multiple meals.
Ingredients:
soy bean sprouts – blanched and cooled
salt
thinly sliced chili peppers
angle sliced scallions
minced garlic
sesame oil
Directions:
  1. place bean sprouts in a mixing bowl
  2. add all other ingredients, adjust amount of seasoning to taste
Notes:
  1. soy bean sprouts are available in bags at Korean markets.
  2. mung bean sprouts are fine if soy bean sprouts are not available.

Cucumber Salad

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cooking time: less than 10 minutes
should be prepared 1 day ahead
This is a great side dish with other Asian dishes. Easy to make.
Ingredients:
Persian cucumbers
sugar – approx. 1/6 of cucumber
salt – some for seasoning
rice vinegar – same amount as sugar
thinly sliced ginger – some
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 Directions:
  1. smash cucumbers, cut into small pieces, and place in a mixing bowl
  2. add sugar to cucumber, mix well until sugar dissolves
  3. add salt to taste, mix
  4. add vinegar, mix
  5. add ginger
  6. refrigerate and serve the next day, garnish with sesame oil (optional)
Notes:
  1. Regular cucumber or hot house cucumber work fine too

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    Regular Cucumber Used

  2. ginger can be substitute with minced garlic and chili
  3. good for about 3 days.