Thursday, June 21, 2012

New Recipe: Asian Bowtie Pasta

Jesse came home on Sunday night. This makes me happy for lots of reasons, one of them being that we can finally make dinner together again with portions appropriate for two people (instead of me cooking for an army of one).

We both love stir fry, sushi, and other asian-inspired flavors so we decided to make Asian Bowtie Noodles from a recipe I came across on pinterest. The dish was so delicious I ate it as my second lunch today.

Here's what you need:
  • 1 lb farfalle (bowtie) pasta
  • 1/3 cup canola, safflower or other mild tasting oil
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup sesame oil
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon honey
  • 3 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 2 red, yellow or orange bell peppers, cut julienne
  • 1 cup of scallions, diced
  • 2-3 cups of rotisserie chicken, pulled apart (put more chicken if you want it meatier)
  • Pepper to taste
  • 3 cups washed baby spinach
  • 3 tablespoons roasted sesame seed OPTIONAL
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, OPTIONAL
  • 2 tablespoons red pepper flakes, OPTIONAL

  • Once you have done all of your prep work, prepare the pasta according to the directions on the box. Make sure you salt the water.

    Drain pasta and set aside.

    Return the pasta pot back to the stove. (You don't need to wash it.) Add the canola oil, soy sauce, sesame oil, honey, and rice wine vinegar. Heat over low heat until the honey is dissolved.

    Remove from heat and toss in the pasta. Add the bell peppers, chicken, scallions, pepper, sesame seeds, cilantro (optional) and red pepper flakes (optional). Toss well to coat all the ingredients. Before serving, toss the pasta with the spinach, to keep the vibrant green as much as possible.

    This can be chilled or served warm at room temperature. Both ways are pretty tasty.

    You can find this and other tasty recipes on my What's Cookin' page.

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    1 comment:

    1. my mouth seriously waters after every recipe you post and i swear one of these days i am going to try them. these are definitely the types of dishes i like to make for dinner and this is a nice alternative to a pasta with regular red sauce!