Old-Fashion Recipes For Pago Pago

Pago Pago pasta salad is a shrimp-pasta salad that is perfect for lunch or a light dinner. Add this old-fashion recipe for cloverleaf potato rolls for a delightful touch.

PAGO-PAGO PASTA SALAD

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

Dressing:

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.

CLOVERLEAF POTATO ROLLS

1 cup sugar
1 cup margarine
1 cup mashed potatoes
2 eggs
11 cups flour
1 cup powdered milk
2 tbsp salt
3 cups warm water
4 pkgs dry yeast, softened in 1/2 cup warm water

Preheat oven 375 degrees.

Mix together sugar, margarine, mashed potatoes, and eggs. In a separate bowl, combine flour, milk and salt. Mix both mixtures together as though making a pie crust. Add water and softened yeast. Mix thoroughly and knead for 5 minutes. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled in bulk. Work down and form into cloverleaf rolls. Let rise again until doubled and then bake at 375 degrees until golden brown, approximately 15 to 20 minutes. When you shape dough into cloverleaf rolls, put them in muffin pans to bake.

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