The season for pasta salads is upon us. This is an easy Asian salad that uses locally produced Al Dente brand sesame pasta as a key ingredient. The salad may be enjoyed hot, room temperature or chilled.
Ground sesame seeds and red pepper have been added to the pasta dough, so keep that in mind when you’re adding additional sesame and wasabi.
To save time, I cook the edamame and noodles in the same pot. After the beans return to a boil, I cook them for a minute then add the quick 3-minute pasta. They were both cooked to perfection.
I keep some of my most used Asian condiments — soy sauce, sesame oil, rice wine vinegar, sesame seeds, etc. — in one container, separated from other pantry staples. Whenever I’m making anything with an Asian flavor, I simply pull out the container and I’m ready.
Traveling pleasures, for me, include exploring food markets and trying my hand at local cuisines. We’ve just returned from Barbados, the most easterly island in the West Indies; a 3 1/2 hour flight south from Miami, and then another hour flight south to Venezuela. When traveling, Richard and I often rent a VRBO, a subsidiary of Home Away, Flip Key (owned by Trip Advisor) … Full recipe post »
We may be jipped out of a white Christmas in Michigan this year, but the promise of the family rejoined and traditions re-lit has me craving pickled herring. In past years I’ve been lucky enough to receive it––scratch-made––from my Polish neighbor, Krystyna, the week before our family celebrates Christmas and the New Year. This year she’s left … Full recipe post »
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