This relish is an easy-to-make version of Indonesian pickle. This recipe first appeared in our May 2011 issue, with the article The World of Satay.
Acar Timun (Javanese Cucumber and Carrot Pickle)
This relish is an easy-to-make version of Indonesian pickle.
Yield: makes ABOUT 2 1/2 CUPS
1 1⁄2 tbsp. kosher salt
3 shallots, thinly sliced
1 1⁄2 cucumbers, cut into 2″-long x 1/4″-wide sticks
1 large carrot, cut into 2″-long x 1/4″ wide sticks
2 1⁄2 tbsp. sugar
2 tbsp. rice vinegar
2 green Thai chiles, sliced thin
Stir together salt, shallots, cucumbers, carrots, and 2 cups boiling water in a bowl. Let sit 15 minutes; drain. Squeeze out liquid and transfer to a bowl; stir in sugar, vinegar, and chiles. Let sit 15 minutes.