*  Exported from  MasterCook Mac  *
 
          Oriental Spaghetti with Cucumber and Spicy Peanut Sauce
 
 Recipe By     : Brenda Pittsley <brendap@CORBIS.COM>
 Serving Size  : 2    Preparation Time :0:30
 Categories    : Main courses, vegetarian*        Pasta*
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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      1/4  cup           smooth peanut butter
    1      tablespoon    soy sauce
    1      tablespoon    fresh lemon juice
    1      small         garlic clove -- minced
      1/4  teaspoon      dried hot pepper flakes -- or to taste
      1/4  teaspoon      sugar
      1/4  cup           hot water
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    6      ounces        spaghetti
    1                    cucumber, peeled,halved,seeded
                              cut diagonally into 1/8 slices
      1/3  cup           thinly sliced scallion
                         salt and pepper -- to taste
 
 Use a blender to mix peanut butter soy sauce, lemon juice, garlic, 
 pepper flakes, sugar and water until the sauce is smooth.
 
 In a kettle of boiling salted water, boil the spaghetti until it is just 
 tender.
 Drain and rinse briefly under cold water.
 Drain well, transfer to a bowl.
 Toss with the sauce, cuke, and scallions.
 S&P to taste.
 Serve the pasta at room temperature. 
 
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