Well, hello delicious food lovers. During one of the early Litwit meetings I brought a recipe that a few of you requested copies of. And now we have a blog! So here it is. It’s something my wonderful formal boss at the YMCA turned me on to and that I’ve modified a lot since. (Can I take credit for it now? Probably not.) It’s simple to make and definitely one of my favourite dishes. Eat and enjoy!
- 1/2 cup seasame seeds
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 1/2 cup light soy sauce
- 1/3 cup rice vinegar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons seasame oil
- 3/4 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 package bowtie pasta (12-16 ounces)
- 3 cups chicken, cooked and shredded
- 1/3 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
- green onion, chopped (optional)
- Heat a small skillet over medium heat. Pour in sesame seeds and heat until lightly toasted, stirring frequently. Remove from heat and set aside. Alternatively, pre-toasted sesame seeds can be purchased in place of those that are still raw.
- Bring a large pot of water to a boil, add bowtie pasta, and cook for approximately 8 to 10 minutes (until al dente). Drain pasta and rinse under cold water until cool.
Transfer into large mixing bowl.
- In a jar or container with a tight-fitting lid, combine olive oil, soy sauce, vinegar, sesame oil, sesame seeds, ginger, and pepper. Shake until well mixed.
- Pour sesame dressing over pasta and toss until evenly coated. Mix in chicken, cilantro, and green onion (optional).
- Great served hot or cold and even better the second day! Buying an already prepared rotisserie chicken and removing all the meat is a great way to simplify this recipe. One average sized rotisserie should do the trick!