Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Asian Pasta Salad

One the menu for the weekend. I will let you know how it turns out, but it was given to me by my friend Kelli and every recipe she's offered has turned out fabulous. seems like a guarantee.

1 lb. Pad Thai Noodles or linguine (I use Linguine)
1 large red pepper, cut, cleaned, julienned
1 cup sliced almonds
12 green onions cut on angle
1 large carrot, peeled, julienned
1/2 cup sugar

Cook noodles until al dente. Rinse with cold water to shock. To caramelize the almonds, put sugar in a teflon pan on medium heat with almonds on top of the sugar. Heat until sugar melts then stir almonds and melted sugar together. Remove from heat and spread out the almonds on parchment paper to cool.

1/2 cup brown sugar
2 T Rice vinegar
2 T sesame oil
1 t. ginger
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup vegetable oil

To make dressing, combine brown sugar, ginger, rice vinegar, soy sauce, sesame oil, vegetable oil in a bowl. Whisk until well mixed. Combine dressing with julinned carrots and red peppers, green onions, candied almonds and toss with noodles. Garnish with green onions.

1 comment:

Lindsey said...

It sounds really good. I think I will try this. Let me know how it goes!