Friday, September 12, 2008


1 can (20-oz) pineapple chunks in own juice, drained (reserve juice)
1 can (10 1/2-oz) manadrin oranges in light syrup, drained (reserve juice)
8 oz cooked macaroni
1/2 lb medium shrimp, shelled, deveined and cooked
1 medium red or green bell pepper, julienned
1/2 cup sliced green onions
1/3 cup salad oil
3 tbsp fresh lime juice
2 tsp balsamic or red wine vinegar
1 1/2 tsps grated fresh ginger
3/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp ground red pepper
1/8 tsp freshly ground black pepper

In a large mixing bowl, combine pineapple chunks, oranges,macaroni, shrimp, bell pepper, and green onions. To make dressing:
In a jar with a tight fitting lid, combine oil, 2 tablespoons of the reserved pineapple juice, 1/4 cup reserved orange syrup, lime juice, vinegar, ginger, salt and peppers. Cover and shake. Pour dressing on the pasta mixture while the pasta is still warm. Serve at room temperature.
Makes 8 servings of about 265 calories each.

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