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    Chinese-Style Pasta Salad with Peanut Sauce (from the pressure cooker)

    We're not winning authenticity awards here. But wow, did this taste good. It should serve four. I think it served the two of us and we had a little leftover for the next day. I guess you could add a crunchy salad. That'd stretch it. But we just couldn't resist the bowl.

    If you want to hear the podcast for this recipe, check out the media player at the top of the main recipe page. Or click this link to go to its hosting site. Or here for iTunes. Or go to the bottom of this entry and click the link to open it up in your browser. So many choices!

    But the recipe. . . .

    Chinese-Style Pasta Salad with Peanut Sauce (from the pressure cooker) 

    • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2-inch pieces (do not trim)
    • 8 ounces dried farfalle
    • 6 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
    • 3 tablespoons natural-style creamy peanut butter (or tahini, if you want--which turns it fully sesame-ish)
    • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
    • 1 1/2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
    • 1/2 tablespoon white wine vinegar
    • 2 teaspoons Asian red chile paste, such as sambal oelek
    • 2 teaspoons minced ginger
    • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
    • 1 medium cucumber, peeled, seeded, and shredded through the large holes of a box grater or julienned with a hand-held mandoline

     1. Place the chicken, pasta, and 6 cups water in a 6- or 8-quart, electric or stovetop pressure cooker. Lock the lid onto the pot and bring to high pressure. Cook at high pressure for 5 minutes in a stovetop pot or an Instant pot, or at 8 minutes in most other electric pots (9 - 11 psi).

    2. Use the quick-release method to stop the cooking. Open the pot and drain the contents into a colander set in the sink.

    3. Whisk the sesame oil, peanut butter, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, vinegar, chile paste, ginger, and sugar in a large bowl until smooth. Add the warm chicken and pasta as well as the cucumber shreds; toss well to coat.

    Chinese-Style Pasta Salad

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