Spicy Asian Pasta Salad
Serving Size: Serves 6
12 oz Linguine, broken in half
4 Tablespoons oriental sesame oil
3 Tablespoons Honey
3 Tablespoons soy sauce
3 Tablespoons Brennan’s Balsamic vinegar
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
3 red bell peppers, seeded, thinly sliced
3 cups snow peas or sugar snap peas
1 cup green onions, sliced on the diagonal
3/4 cup honey-roasted peanuts, coarsely chopped
1/2 cup fresh basil
Adapted From: Epicurious.com
Serve this as a side dish, or add some cooked shrimp or chicken for a main course.
Cook the pasta in large pot of boiling salted water until tender, but firm to bite, stirring occasionally. Drain very well. Transfer to large bowl.
Whisk 3 tablespoons sesame oil, honey, soy sauce, vinegar and cayenne pepper in small bowl to blend. Season with salt. Mix half of the dressing into pasta.
Heat remaining 1 tablespoon oil in heavy large pot over medium-high heat. Add bell peppers, peas and onion and saute until just begin to wilt, about 2 minutes. Add vegetables to pasta. Mix in peanuts and enough basil to coat. Serve, passing with any remaining dressing.