Korean style cucumbers with meat (vecha)

If it weren't for the name and the pungency that whetts an uncontrollable appetite, Korean meat-filled cucumbers could have been a completely independent dish. But, for that, salad is a salad, moreover, in Korean, whose cuisine is famous for its spicy spices and flavor enhancers. - You want to eat hot, but you want cold, and each time you want more and more ...

Cucumbers with meat prepared in a similar way are called vecha. This common spicy snack has many varieties. Cucumber salad can also be prepared without meat, adjust the pungency to taste and make appropriate additives.

Korean cucumber salad with meat

Rinse the cucumbers and let the moisture sit. Cut off the ends, cut in half, cut each half lengthwise into 4 slices, fold them together and divide across the center.

Transfer to a deep bowl, sprinkle with salt and stir. Insist 20 minutes. At this time, the cucumbers should start juicing.

Fresh meat, best of all the side, cut across the fibers in moderately long and thin slices, like beef stroganoff.

Drain the resulting liquid from the cucumbers. Add red and a little black pepper, squeeze out the garlic, sprinkle with sugar and mix everything.

Heat oil in a frying pan and fry the meat over medium heat until cooked. Do not overcook!

Add the onion cut into half rings to the meat and pour in the soy sauce. Stir constantly, cook for another 2 minutes and then transfer the entire contents to the cucumbers, including the oil.

It remains to add the sweet pepper, thinly cut into strips, you can add fresh herbs.

Stir all the ingredients thoroughly, and then it is recommended to insist. Stir Korean meat salad again before serving. Consume chilled.

You can supplement the appetizer with Korean carrots and add roasted sesame seeds.