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Braised Bacon Steam Bun with Smoked Quick Pickle

Quick Smoke Pickle

  • Author: Lisa Keys
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: serves 8 1x


Perfect topping for a juicy burger, bahn mi sandwich or pork bun



1 red onion, thinly sliced

2 jalapenos, seeded, thinly sliced

1 cucumber, peeled, halved, seeded, sliced

½ cup water

½ cup white vinegar

1/3-cup sugar

1-teaspoon kosher salt

2 drops liquid smoke


Place onion, jalapeno, and cucumber in a heatproof bowl. Bring water, vinegar, sugar, salt and liquid smoke to a boil, stirring until sugar and salt is dissolved. Immediately pour over vegetables. Let cool down at least 25 minutes. Drain before serving.


I like to add julienned daikon radish to the mix when available

  • Category: sandwich
  • Method: stovetop

Keywords: pickle, smoke, sandwich topping, vegetarian, gluten free, Asian