If you are entertaining this summer and need a simple yet elegant pasta dish to serve your guests, this is the one. This dish takes as long to prepare as you cook your pasta. Simply wonderful. Preparation Time: 15 minutes.
Cook Time: 10 minutes.
Thai peppers are tiny, spicy and full of flavor. If you would like to bring down the heat a bit in this dish omit a portion of the peppers. If you like it spicy, two of these firecrackers are quite a kick.
Chicken may be broiled instead of grilled. Preheat broiler. Place chicken on rack of broiler pan. Broil 4 inches from heat 12 to 15 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink (170F), turning once halfway through broiling.
To blanch asparagus, place spears in boiling, salted water and cook until crisp-tender, about 2 to 4 minutes depending on size of asparagus spears. Drain and rinse in cold water or ice water until cooled.
Hummus makes a very delicious and different pasta salad dressing. This recipe can serve as a filling lunch salad. If the mixture is dry, drizzle some additional olive oil to moisten. Add the pine nuts just before serving.