Sunday, July 31, 2011

Cold Cucumber Soup (Oee Neng Guk)

We've been having some really hot and humid days so we thought that you would enjoy this cold refreshing soup recipe. One bowl of this soup and I guarantee you will feel at least ten degrees cooler. It's so easy and you probably have all the ingredients in your fridge already.

Ingredients for 3-4 servings:
1 large English cucumber or several smaller versions, cut into matchsticks
2 T simple syrup (don't use agave, i tried and had to start over)
2 T rice vinegar
1 1/2 T thinly sliced green onions (i substituted with chopped chives, it works)
1 1/2 t course salt
1  t minced garlic
1/2 T regular salt
2 1/2 cups cold water
1. Put the cucumber in a bowl and add course salt. Mix around and let sit for 5-10 minutes.

2. In another bowl, add cold water, simple syrup, vinegar, garlic and regular salt.

3. Add the salted cucumber (and the salty cucumber water left in the bowl) to the water mixture.

4. Add the green onions.

5. Put in serving bowls and add one ice cube to each bowl just to make sure it is extra refreshing. Goes great with the little anchovy and seaweed rice balls I made for lunch. (Recipe to be posted soon.)


Ana Degenaar said...

Oh my gosh! How delish!

Feel What's Real said...

It seems easy to make and delicious in the end!!

Anonymous said...

It makes me hungry! Where do you get your wooden dishes?

Bo said...

Mostly at flea markets. I have a kind of wooden bowl fetish.

STEFANIE said...

mm yum, will have to try this one out!