Thursday, May 11, 2006

Fabulous Dinner Report

Travis and I just had a great dinner, despite the heat. We had a concoction made from some delicious ingredients I picked up today at my favorite store, Henry's.
Soy Grilled Chicken Breast
Cold Spelt Angel Hair Pasta Salad with
Watercress, Snap Peas, and Yellow Squash
with a Crispy Garlic Lemon Sesame Dressing
We served the pasta salad cold to survive the heat and chilled some fabulous Italian white wine my parents had left us from their visit. Perfectly dry and minerally with just a hint of tart sweetness to balance the salt in the soy sauce.
The smokiness of the sesame oil in the dressing was perhaps my favorite flavor on my tongue. Then to soothe the body as well as the soul for the evening, we dunked our feet in the ice water bath I had been chilling the wine in-- Ahhh!

1 lb spelt angel hair pasta
1 yellow squash, cubed
2 cups snap peas
-- cook pasta in boiling water for about 3 minutes, then add squash and peas for the last few minutes. Drain and run cold water over the noodles for 2-4 minutes until cooled.
1 T sesame oil
1 T canola oil
3 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped
---cook in microwave (yes, Becky, the microwave) for 3 minutes until garlic is crispy.
Add to the garlic:
Zest of 1 lemon
Juice of 1 lemon
1 T sesame oil
2 tsp. coarse salt
Fresh ground pepper
---Mix and pour over noodles.
1 head rinsed watercress
Serve with lemon wedges and grilled chicken marinated in soy sauce.
---serves 4
Eten smahlik.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Incurable romantics!!!

Icy cold love in the dry heat.

Not bad!