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Octopus and Cucumber in Mildly Sour Vinegar

Octopus and Cucumber in Mildly Sour Vinegar

This is a must-try for people who aren't keen on sour food. I try to have something vinegary every day for my health!

Ingredients: 4 servings

Cucumbers
2
Salt
1/4 teaspoon
Octopus
150g
☆Sugar
2 tablespoons
☆Vinegar
2 tablespoons
☆ Shiro-dashi
2 teaspoons
Kaborin's recipe ID: 1786755

Steps

1. Combine the ingredients marked with a ☆ in a bowl and dissolve the sugar.
2. Slice the cucumber with a slicer, and massage in some salt. Squeeze out the excess water well.
3. If you are using sashimi grade octopus, just cut it into bite-sized bits and use as is. If your octopus is raw, make sure to boil it first.
4. Combine everything and blend the flavours. Leaving it for about 30 minutes should be fine. Keep it in the fridge when it's done.
5. I also tried using frozen squid. I boiled the frozen squid without thawing it and marinated it in the sauce.

Story Behind this Recipe

Three of us in my family love Kaborin's cucumber vinegar dish, but my husband isn't the biggest fan. My version came about when I secretly added shiro-dashi for him.
Kaborin, you are amazing! :)