1/2 pound red chili fettuccine (store-bought or homemade)
1 large garlic clove, peeled
2/3 cup vegetable oil
1/3 cup white wine vinegar
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground white pepper
Pinch of paprika
4 fresh jalapeno
1 large skinless, boneless chicken breast
8 ounces Monterey jack cheese,
1 medium onion
3 tablespoons chili powder
2 cups unbleached
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
3 large eggs
2 tablespoons water
1 1/2 teaspoons vegetable oil
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Toast chili powder in a 250 degree F oven on a cookie sheet for 8 to 10 minutes.
If chili powder does not already include other spices, add 1 teaspoon cumin and
1 teaspoon garlic powder before toasting. Watch carefully so that it does not burn.
Use metal blade of food processor to mix chili powder, flour and salt. Pulsate
in processor 3 or 4 times. With machine running, add eggs, water and oil through
feed tube and process until dough forms ball. Add flour if ball is too sticky or
water if too dry. Continue processing for 60 seconds to knead dough. Remove and
wrap in plastic and let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.
Divide dough into 6 equal parts and shape and cut or use pasta machine. Bring
2 quarts of salted water to boil; add pasta and cook until tender, 45 to 60 seconds.
Do not overcook. Drain and transfer to a serving dish.
In food processor using metal blade, with machine running, drop garlic clove
through feed tube and process until minced. Add oil, vinegar, lime juice, 1 teaspoon
salt, mustard, pepper and paprika and pulse 3 or 4 times to mix. Pour 1/2 of the
dressing over pasta and toss well. Set remaining dressing aside in a small bowl.
Roast jalapeno chiles on all sides under broiler or hold over gas flame with
tongs until evenly blistered and blackened. Put chiles in plastic bag and place
in freezer for 10 minutes. Remove from freezer and peel off skins, split open and
remove stem and seeds. (Use rubber gloves if possible.) Cut chiles in slices; pat
dry and add to pasta salad.
Bring 1 quart water to a simmer. Poach chicken 8 to 10 minutes or until done.
Drain and let cool; shred chicken by hand and add to pasta. Use shredding disc to
process cheese and add to pasta. Use metal blade to chop onion and add to pasta.
Peel and seed avocado; cut into 1/2-inch pieces and add to pasta.