Taiwanese Sesame Cucumbers
- 3 seedles cucumbers, chilled in the freezer for 10 minutes
- 0.5 cup toasted sesame oil
- 0.33 cup rice vinegar
- 0.25 cup sesame seeds
- 0.5 tsp crushed red pepper
- 4 scallions, coarsely chopped
Cut the cucumbers lengthwise into eighths, then cut them crosswise into 2-inch-long sticks. In a large bowl, combine the sesame oil, vinegar and a large pinch of salt. Add the cucumbers and toss well. Let stand for 10 minutes, tossing a few times.
In a mini food processor, combine the sesame seeds, crushed red pepper and 1 1/2 teaspoons of salt. Process until the sesame seeds are coarsely chopped. Add half of the mixture to the cucumbers and toss well. Arrange the cucumbers on a platter. Sprinkle with the remaining sesame seed mixture and the scallions and serve.