Thursday, May 22, 2008

Acar Ketimum

Acar Ketimum
(Indonesian cucumber pickle)

Yield: 4-6 servings
1/2 Onion sliced thinly
1 Chili pepper slit down the side
3/4 cup white vinegar
1/4 cup water
3-4 Tbsp Sugar
1 tsp salt
2-3 Peppercorns
1 cucumber, sliced into 1/4" rounds

1. Bring first set of ingredients to a boil in a saucepan.
2. Place cucumber in a heat-proof jar or bowl. Pour boiling liquid over to cover.
3. Cover the container and refrigerate for at least 3-4 hours to allow flavors to meld.

* Cucumber can be peeled, seeded and sliced into half moons if you like.
* Add 2-3 whole cloves for extra flavor.

Pronounced "aCHAR kehTEEmoon". Serve as a side dish for grilled foods, especially satay ayam.

Dan's notes: simple and good.

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