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Indonesian Pasta Recipe

Indonesian Pasta Recipe

“My family really enjoys this delectable asparagus dish,” says Jolene Caldwell of Council Bluffs, Iowa. “The flavors blend to create an interesting taste.”
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon dried minced onion
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 6 ounces uncooked angel hair pasta
  • 18 fresh asparagus spears, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/2 medium sweet red pepper, julienned
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup sliced green onions

Directions

  • 1. In a small saucepan, combine the first seven ingredients. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat; keep warm.
  • 2. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute asparagus and red pepper in oil for 6-8 minutes. Add green onions; saute 2-3 minutes longer or until vegetables are crisp-tender.
  • 3. Drain pasta; toss with vegetable mixture and reserved sauce. Yield: 4 servings.
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 263 calories, 7 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 627 mg sodium, 40 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 11 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.