1 tbsp oil
2 dried red chillies, broken into pieces
½ tsp Szechuan pepper
1 tbsp sesame oil
- Cut the cucumbers into 4cm lengths and then cut each chunk into wedges. Put each piece under the flat of a cleaver and smack down on it with your hand. Cut or scrape off the seeds and put the pieces into a sieve and sprinkle over a little salt. Leave them for 30 minutes and then rinse and pat them dry.
- Heat a little oil in a wok until very hot and add the chilli and pepper, add the cucumber and stir-fry for a minute, then scoop the lot onto a plate and sprinkle some sesame oil on top.