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    Spicy Asian Pasta Salad With Peanuts

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    Kittencalskitchen's Note:

    This is the most absolutely wonderful salad! It's perfect to serve at any dinner party. If you want more heat then increase the cayenne pepper. The green beans can be substituted with fresh snow peas. Plan ahead the noodles have to be chilled for 2 hours. If you want to make this into a main dish throw in some cooked chicken or shrimp. Prep time includes chilling time.

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    1. 1
      Cook the pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water until only JUST firm-tender; drain VERY well, and transfer to a large bowl.
    2. 2
      In a bowl whisk together 5 tablespoons sesame oil, honey, soy sauce, vinegar and cayenne pepper; blend well, and season with salt to taste.
    3. 3
      Mix half of the dressing into the pasta; toss well to coat.
    4. 4
      Cover the pasta and chill for 2 hours (or more).
    5. 5
      In a skillet heat the remaining tablespoon of sesame oil over high heat.
    6. 6
      Add in beans and onions; saute until JUST beginning to wilt (about 2 minutes).
    7. 7
      Add in the beans and onions, red bell peppers with the chopped peanuts to the cold pasta.
    8. 8
      Add a little more dressing to coat, and season with black pepper if desired.
    9. 9
      Pass the remaining dressing separately.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on April 02, 2010


      This is fantastic ! I enjoyed it. I think the peanuts did the trick :)

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    • on November 14, 2009


      This was a really good recipe, however a little bland. I added per the other review garlic and ginger; I also added much more cayenne pepper. I used Sugar snap peas instead of beans and green onion instead of sweet onion. Instead of peanuts (didn't have any) I sauteed almonds with sugar. I also added sesame seeds and rice vinegar instead of balsamic and bit more Honey. Also 1 Tbls less sesame oil.

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    • on August 10, 2006


      I used only the dressing & veggies part of this recipe-wanted something a little lighter. I added a grated ginger and minced garlic--next time I would cut the oil in half; I found it was too much for just salad veggies; don't know how it would be with pasta. Very tasty dressing; don't omit peanuts--they top this perfectly!

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    Nutritional Facts for Spicy Asian Pasta Salad With Peanuts

    Serving Size: 1 (317 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 657.2
    Calories from Fat 249
    Total Fat 27.7 g
    Saturated Fat 4.3 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 924.9 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 87.1 g
    Dietary Fiber 8.7 g
    Sugars 22.2 g
    Protein 20.3 g

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