Monday, June 19, 2017

Shirley's Thai Noodle Salad

This cold pasta dish is so amazing, it's great for a hot day when you still want the comfort of pasta.  It can be a side dish or you can add some grilled chicken (or protein of choice) and call it a meal. 

Dressing:   ½ c. canola oil
                  ¼ c. sesame oil
                  1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes
Heat mixture over medium heat for 2 minutes. Remove from heat and leave at room temp. for 2 hours.
After 2 hours…
Cook 1 lb of spaghetti (angel hair), drain and rinse.
Reheat oil and strain pepper flakes out.
Add to oil:  5 Tbs. soy sauce
                  6 Tbs. honey
Toss with noodles.  Refrigerate for at least 4 hours
Before serving…
Add:  ½ c. chopped green onions
         ½ c. cilantro (optional)
         2 Tbs. sesame seeds lightly toasted
Top with ¾ c. chopped peanuts right before serving