Quick Marinated Pickles
Adapted from Chef Natalie Janicka of Bear Tooth
2 Tbl Soy Sauce
1.5 Tbl Sesame Oil
2 Tbl Seasoned Rice Wine Vinegar
1.5 tsp Sugar
2 tsp Sambal Oelek
2 c Celery/Cucumbers/Carrots (pretty much whatever veggies you want to make pickles out of) cut into sticks
2 Tbl crushed peanuts
1 tsp chopped cilantro (optional)
Mix the first 5 ingredients together and let sit until the sugar dissolves.
Toss the veggies in the mixture and let sit for 15 minutes, stirring once.
Place veggies and remaining liquid onto a small platter (or plate) and sprinkle with cilantro if using and peanuts.
**Drop the spice level a bit and they are a hit with the kiddos!