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Ingredients for 2 servings:
1. 1 cucumber, about 8 inches
2. 3 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
3. 1 tablespoon water
4. 2 teaspoons sugar
5. 1 tablespoon mirin
6. 1/2 teaspoon salt
7. 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
8. 1 teaspoon fresh mint leaves

Directions:
1. Wash cucumber very well, or peel it.
2. Cut cucumber in half crosswise and then in half lengthwise. Remove seeds.
3. Thinly slice cucumber and place in a glass bowl.
4. Thickness depends on how crisp you want the cucumbers to be when finished. Thicker = Crisper, but Thinner = Yummier!
5. Place remaining ingredients into a magic bullet jar or a small food processor bowl. Process for about 30 seconds or until the mint looks like small specks.
6. Pour marinade over sliced cucumbers, mix well and refrigerate for at least an hour.
7. To serve, I usually place in individual shallow white prep bowls or little japanese ceramic serving dishes, spooning a little bit of the marinade over the top.

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