Broccoli Buds Entwined With Pasta
|Dried shiitake mushrooms||2 Ounce|
|Dry long pasta tube||8 Ounce (About 1/8 Inch Thick, Such As Macaroni Or Bucatini)|
|Oriental dressing||4 Tablespoon|
|Broccoli flowerets||1 Pound|
Put shiitake mushrooms in a small bowl.
Cover with boiling water; let stand until mushrooms are soft, about 20 minutes.
Lift from water and squeeze dry.
Cut off and discard tough stems; place mushrooms in a large bowl.
Meanwhile, in a 5- to 6-quart pan, bring 4 quarts water to boiling over high heat.
Add pasta and cook, uncovered, until tender to bite, about 25 minutes.
Drain and pour into bowl with mushrooms.
Pour dressing over pasta; mix gently but thoroughly.
Cover and chill at least 1 hour or until next day; mix several times.
In the pan, bring 3 to 4 quarts water to a boil on high heat.
Add broccoli and cook, uncovered, until tender to bite, about 5 minutes.
Drain; immerse at once in ice water until cold.
If made ahead, cover and chill up until next day.
Mix broccoli with pasta; mound onto 4 to 6 dinner plates.