How to marinade cucumbers dry
A cucumber is a kind of vegetable that can barely be kept fresh even in the fridge. I’ve been marinating cucumbers dry for several years and this way I get tasty cucumbers simply and quickly. Due to dry marinating the cucumbers become more delicious and they remain fresh marinated up to a week, and if marinated classically they salt down after 2 or 3 days.
- A polythene bag
The ingredient set is rather simple. You can try different spices. Wash the dill well. It would be better to use the dill bloom for marinating, but the greenery is also OK.
Wash the cucumbers and cut the tips away. If the cucumbers are too long, cut them across. Cut them lengthwise too and minimum in two parts.
Dip one cucumber part (cut down) in salt.
Join it with another part and rub them with each other to spread the salt a bit.
You need two garlic cloves for two big cucumbers.
Peel and cut the garlic. You can use a special garlic press.
Take a polythene bag and fill it with cucumbers mixing them with dill and garlic.
Actually, you can already put the cucumbers in the fridge for the night. The next morning you will get wonderful crispy fresh marinated cucumbers.
If you are eager to make the process faster, take the bag and shake it with energy for some time.
Put the bag with cucumbers in a bowl or in a saucepan, otherwise the pickle-juice leaks out of polythene.
Keep the cucumbers in the fridge for 20-30 minutes by the time you cook supper. In a half an hour the cucumbers will become edible.
You can serve marinated cucumbers with any side dish, e.g. with potatoes. Or, with pasta in my case.
- Such cucumbers should only be kept in fridge. You’d better not prepare them for future use, but the crispy cucumbers will please your taste for a whole week. Pay attention to the fact that, unlike mild-cured cucumbers, the ones marinated in a bag keep their sweetness for a much longer time. Even if you dislike marinated cucumbers, my method will help you lengthen the life of this vegetable. The marinated cucumbers remain fresh longer and you can make a nice salad of them. At the same time such cucumber preserves maximum of useful substances.
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