*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                      PASTA W/SZECHWAN PEANUT DRESSING
 
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 Serving Size  : 5    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Ethnic                           Pasta & Rice
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    8      ounces        pasta (preferably linguine)
    2      cups          broccoli florets
                         Szechwan Peanut Dressing: -- (makes 3/4 cup)
      1/3  cup           peanut butter -- smooth or crunchy
      1/2  cup           hot vegetable stock or water
    1      teaspoon      soy sauce
    2      tablespoons   rice vinegar
    2      tablespoons   safflower oil
    2      cloves        garlic -- minced
      1/2  teaspoon      dry crushed red pepper
    2      cups          cherry tomatoes
                         scallion -- chopped, optional
 
 Bring large pot of water to boil; cook pasta until al dente.  While pasta is
 cooking, steam broccoli florets.  In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together
 peanut butter and stock or water until smoooth.  Stir in remaining dressing
 ingredients.  When pasta is done, drain well.  Pour sauce over pasta; toss to
 coat well.  Add broccolli and tomatoes; toss again. Garnish with chopped
 scallions.
 
 Variations:  Add more red pepper to taste.  Try Szechwan Peanut Dressing as a
 warm topping on steamed vegetables, especially on green beans, broccoli, or
 cauliflower.  Make extra dressing to refrigerate and serve later on chilled
 steamed green beans or broccoli.
 
 
 
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