1 cup spiral macaroni 2 cups fresh pea pods -- trimmed, blanched 2 cups cooked chicken, cubed 1/2 cup green onions, sliced 1/2 cup water chestnuts, sliced 1/2 cup mayonnaise 1 teaspoon soy sauce 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1/8 teaspoon ginger 1 teaspoon sherry lettuce leaves 1/4 cup slivered almonds, toasted
Cook macaroni to desired doneness as directed on packate. Drain and rinse with cold water. IN large bowl, combine cooked macaroni, pea pods, chicken, green onions and water chestnuts. IN small bowl, blend mayonnaise, soy sauce, pepper and ginger. Add sherry if desired. Pour over pea pod mixture. Mix well. Cover. Refrigerate at least 3 hours or until served. Line serving bowl with lettuce leaves. Spoon salad over lettuce. Garnish with almonds.
To blanch pea pods place in boiling water. Cover and cook 1 minute. Immediately drain and rinse with cold water.