Cucumbers and seafood, lightly pickled in rice vinegar, make up this cool and tasty salad that makes a perfect side dish or appetizer. Rice vinegar is an Asian-style vinegar that is milder than distilled or balsamic. Serve with steamed white rice and a cup of fresh green tea.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Lay cucumber slices onto a large plate and sprinkle with salt on both sides. Set aside until water is drawn from the cucumber, about 15 minutes. Brush salt from cucumbers and press with paper towel to remove excess moisture.

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  • Combine cucumber slices, crab sticks, rice vinegar, and soy sauce in a glass dish bowl; toss to coat. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour (or up to 24 hours).

  • Divide cucumber salad onto 4 plates; sprinkle each portion with sesame seeds.

Cook's Note:

In place of imitation crab, you can use 8 ounces of cooked peeled and deveined shrimp.

Nutrition Facts

68.1 calories; 5.1 g protein; 10.6 g carbohydrates; 11.2 mg cholesterol; 1279.3 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2014
I make these all the time I sprinkle salt lightly and sprinkle celery seed and sesame seeds drizzle or spray rice wine vinegar let them soak a few minutes Read More

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
06/09/2014
Meh not my favorite...at all. All I tasted was soy sauce. No garlic no ginger no onion nothing! I even used garlic rice vinegar. Eat everything separate and enjoy them. This will not make you happy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2014
I make these all the time I sprinkle salt lightly and sprinkle celery seed and sesame seeds drizzle or spray rice wine vinegar let them soak a few minutes Read More
Rating: 1 stars
07/23/2013
Disappointing. Salting slices made for salty slices not dry ones as the extracted moisture simply liquefied the salt. The subtle flavor of the faux shellfish (I used lobster) largely drowned by salt here and the soy sauce (I even used low sodium). Very underwhelmed. There may be some subtle trick / technique which would be critical (?) however I'll leave that to someone else to discover. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
06/09/2014
Meh not my favorite...at all. All I tasted was soy sauce. No garlic no ginger no onion nothing! I even used garlic rice vinegar. Eat everything separate and enjoy them. This will not make you happy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2014
I make these all the time I sprinkle salt lightly and sprinkle celery seed and sesame seeds drizzle or spray rice wine vinegar let them soak a few minutes Read More