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Monday, February 21, 2011

Oriental Pasta Salad

1 # spaghetti
2 t crushed red pepper flakes (that's teaspoons CRH, teaspoons!!)
1/4 c olive oil
1/4 c sesame oil (this oil is absolutely essential for the right flavor, but it is expensive and goes bad fast, so just buy a small bottle and store it in the fridge)
1/3 c honey
1/3 c soy sauce
1 t salt
1/2 c chopped cilantro
1/2 c chopped green onions
3/4 c chopped peanuts
2 T sesame seeds
2 c cooked chicken
~cook spaghetti, al dente, drain.
~meanwhile, in a skillet heat oils and red pepper flakes. cook about 2".
~remove from heat.
~immediately add the honey, soy sauce and salt. mix well.
~poor over spaghetti.
~cover and chill 4 hrs, or overnight.
~when ready to serve, add remaining ingredients. toss and serve.

Note: the nuts will get soft if you have leftovers. so if you think you won't eat the whole bowl at one sitting, mix the peanuts and sesame seeds together and serve on the side.

serves 6-ish
This recipe came from Marianne.

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