At some point I'll scan this in, but for the time being you should click on the photo for big:
Innit cute, folks?
The marinade should be pretty sticky and heavy on the sugar and black pepper. I like to use pork or beef on skewers and serve it with sticky rice and:
Thai Quick-Pickled Cucumbers
- rice vinegar
dash fish sauce (optional)
Asian cucumbers, sliced thinly
red chile peppers, minced
dry roasted peanuts, chopped
cilantro for garnish
Combine the vinegar, water, sugar, and salt in a measuring cup or saucepan and heat so that the sugar dissolves (I use the microwave). Let the liquid cool to room temperature and stir in a dash of fish sauce, if desired.
Toss the cucumbers, chile peppers, and shallots together in a medium bowl. Pour the vinegar mixture over it no more than one hour before serving. Place in small dishes and garnish with peanuts and cilantro.