Sunday, July 27, 2008

Seafood Pasta Salad Saturday

My friend Grace sent me this recipe (she actually found it in an old Betty Crocker cook book). This was so yummy and super easy to make. Unfortunately, Chaz didn't like the water chestnuts and was afraid to keep eating the pasta part.. but he did pretty good. Cooper slept through dinner again. Dad and I loved it!! The ginger in it is really nice.

5 oz. box of Q&Q vermicelli
2 grilled chicken breast cubed (or you could use a 8 0z. pack of fake crab meat if you want)
8 oz. can of sliced water chestnuts
1/4 cup of course chopped cilantro
2 medium carrots grated
1 cup of peeled and course chopped cucumber
Ginger Dressing ( below)

Cook vermicelli as directed on package, drain and rinse with cold water. Toss vermicelli, fake crab, water chestnuts, cilantro, carrots and cucumber with Ginger Dressing. Spoon onto a bed of lettuce if you want.

Ginger Dressing (so easy and you can make it ahead too)
1/3 cup mayo
1/3 cup plain yogurt
1 T of soy sauce
1 t of sugar
1/2 t ground ginger
Dash of red pepper sauce, hot chili oil or hot sesame oil

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