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.
Update: 1 cup of wild rice and 1 cup of farro both cook at the same time (as long as they’re not quick cook) and work great as a base for the chicken in this recipe, too. This morning we woke up to the first real snow of the year––good thing I’d purchased a chicken. … Full recipe post »
Coming off a four-week, super-intense editing of my next book, “The Welcome Home Diner”, a contemporary novel about two women opening a diner on Detroit’s east side. I get why writers isolate themselves during the process. I was assigned a well-seasoned editor determined to squeeze the best book that she could out of me. The verdict will be in the hands of … Full recipe post »
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