Rinse the cucumbers and cut into chunks at a 70° angle rolling towards you each after each cut.
Dilute 1 teaspoon of dashida in boiling hot water (optional).
Heat sesame oil in a frying pan and sauté.
Coat the cucumbers with oil, then add the dashida from Step 2. Season with salt.
Story Behind this Recipe
I received a ton of cucumbers, so I came up with this recipe as a way to use them up. My husband loves these too.
Diluting the dashida in boiling hot water makes it easier to toss with the cucumbers, but if you're in a hurry, skip this step. Add the dashida once the cucumbers have softened. Add sesame seeds for a tastier finish. Since cucumbers come in different sizes, add the dashida 1 teaspoon at a time to taste.