Saturday, 13 August 2011

Macaroni/Pasta Salad....

4 eggs
1lb elbow macaroni
4 ounce ham steak (cubed)
2 stalks celery (chopped)
1 large shallot (finely chopped)
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2/3 cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
3 tablespoons sweet pickle relish
1 (4 ounce) jar chopped pimentos (drained)
salt and pepper (to taste)
Cooking Instructions:

Step 1: To hard boil eggs- add the eggs into a medium saucepan. Cover with cold water and bring to a boil over medium heat. As soon as the water starts to boil cover with a lid and remove from the heat. Let sit in the hot water for 14 minutes. Drain and cool under cold water.  Peel the eggs and chop. Set aside.
Step 2: Cook elbow macaroni according to package directions. Drain and rinse with cold water.
Step 3: In a large serving dish add the eggs, ham, celery, shallots, and lemon juice. Add in the macaroni and mix well. In a separate bowl whisk together mayonnaise, mustard, pickle relish, salt and pepper. Stir in the chopped pimentos. Add the dressing to the macaroni mixture and toss to coat. Cover and chill in the refrigerator for 2 hours.
(Makes 6 Servings)

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