Ajad (Thai Cucumber Relish)
This relish is adapted from a recipe in Thai Street Food (Ten Speed Press, 2010) by David Thompson. This recipe first appeared in our May 2011 issue, with the article The World of Satay.
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MAKES ABOUT 2 CUPS
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup distilled white vinegar
1/4 tsp. kosher salt
2 tbsp. finely chopped cilantro
1/4 fresno chile, finely chopped
4 small shallots, sliced thin
1 small cucumber, quartered lengthwise, sliced thin
Stir sugar, vinegar, salt, and 1/4 cup boiling water in a bowl; let cool. Stir in cilantro, chile, shallots, and cucumber before serving.