Spicy Thai Pasta

2 Mar

Spicy Thai Pasta - The First Year Blog #SpicyThaiPasta

My husband loves spicy things, and I am just the opposite. He also likes asian/indian inspired dishes, and I would prefer the americanized version of chinese food. I knew he would love this recipe.. let’s just say I ate something else like spaghetti that night. :-)

1/2 box of linguine or angel hair pasta
1-2 tbsp crushed red pepper (or more)
1/2 cup sesame oil (or peanut oil if you don’t have sesame oil)
4 tbsp honey
5 tbsp soy sauce
green onions, chopped
peanuts, crushed
carrots, shredded

Cook the noodles as directed. While the noodles are cooking, heat the oil in a small pot over low-medium heat (you don’t really want the oil to boil, ouch!) and add your desired amount of crushed red pepper (2 tbsp will make it more spicy, I used 2 tbsp but Ryan would have liked it spicier). Allow the crushed red pepper to sit in the oil for 5-7 minutes.

Strain out the crushed red pepper (using a wire mesh strainer), reserving the oil. Beware, the oil is hot and it will react if it comes into contact with water! Whisk the honey and soy sauce into the oil after it has cooled enough so you can be near it (I had an oil explosion diaster.. if only someone would have warned me!). Mix the sauce with the noodles. Add in the green onions, peanuts, carrots, and cilantro. Serve warm or cold!

Spicy Thai Pasta - The First Year Blog #SpicyThaiPasta
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39 Responses to “Spicy Thai Pasta”

  1. kimslittlelife March 2, 2013 at 6:50 pm #

    My husband and I are just the opposite…I like spicy and he doesn’t! I make a similar version to this dish, and I think it is even better cold. It’s one of my favorites!

  2. kmom14 March 2, 2013 at 8:45 pm #

    This sounds delicious! I have pinned it to try some time. Thanks for sharing this with us.

  3. Lanaya March 3, 2013 at 1:32 pm #

    Oh no you didn’t! Hooked, lined and sunk~! YUM!!!!

    Thank you for linking to Raising Imperfection.
    Please come back Friday to see if you were featured. :)

    (¸¤ Lanaya | xoxo

  4. Leslie March 3, 2013 at 3:14 pm #

    Yum. Just yum. Thanks for hosting with us this week!

    Thank you for linking up to Raising Imperfection!
    Make sure to check back on Friday to see if you were featured.

  5. biggsis March 3, 2013 at 7:18 pm #

    Sounds like a simple, tasty dish. I like that kind best! I found you on Think Pink Sunday. Thank for sharing this!

  6. Ruthie March 3, 2013 at 9:42 pm #

    I love pasta.. this must be delicious! I’m so glad you came to share at Super Saturday Show & Tell… come back again next week to party with me again :) xoxo~ Ruthie

  7. creativejewishmom/sara March 4, 2013 at 2:37 pm #

    Yumm, always love spicy Thai myself! thanks so much for sharing on craft schooling Sunday!

  8. Jana March 4, 2013 at 4:45 pm #

    Oh, now this sounds yummy. I think I’ll do the 2 tsp of pepper, don’t want it too hot. I’m pinning this to try sometime this week. Thanks so much for sharing the recipe~can’t wait to try it out.

  9. JESS44903 March 4, 2013 at 5:38 pm #

    Oh my gosh! I need to try this!! YUM!

    Thanks for linking up! :)

  10. Chandra@The Plaid and Paisley Kitchen March 4, 2013 at 5:48 pm #

    We are big Pad Thai eaters here! This looks great Thanks for sharing at Show Me Your Plaid Monday’s!

  11. jillinamillion March 4, 2013 at 7:30 pm #

    This sounds delicious Beth! I’m a big fan of spicy food!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  12. Dawn March 4, 2013 at 9:02 pm #

    Love Asian food and I pinned this for later. Thanks for sharing with us at In and Out of the Kitchen Link Up Party.

  13. Deborah March 4, 2013 at 10:10 pm #

    My husband is the opposite – doesn’t like spicy things at all. But I think I want to make this and just eat it all myself!! ;)

  14. Lazy Budget Chef March 5, 2013 at 6:28 pm #

    We are a half spicy half not house too. We comprimise by making it not so spicy for me. My husband adds as much spice as he likes to his portion.

  15. Looks fantastic!! Pinned ;) Thanks for sharing!

  16. ashley March 5, 2013 at 7:35 pm #

    ah yummy!!! this is totally my kind of dish!

  17. jamie March 6, 2013 at 9:46 am #

    this looks so good!

  18. Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above March 6, 2013 at 9:49 am #

    This recipe looks delicious. We have a link party called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop and would love to have you share this and any other posts with everyone. It runs from Tuesday night through midnight Sunday. Here is the link to the party.
    We are also having a giveaway this week for a $50.00 Target Gift Card, so head over to enter.
    We hope to see you there.
    Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above

  19. carolyn March 6, 2013 at 11:22 am #

    This looks fabulous! Can’t wait to try it!
    Found you via Wed link party!
    I’d love for you to come and visit me. I’m at http://www.ccmcafeeperspective.com/

  20. Katherine of Aurora Spitfire March 7, 2013 at 10:35 am #

    I love this kind of recipe…few ingredients but super flavorful! My preschooler is obsessed with honey, so I have a feeling he’d like this if I made a less spicy version. If you want to make stuff for your husband that’s kind of easy (since you’re not even eating it…) there’s a book called The Gourmet Vegetarian Slow-Cooker that has some good recipes… http://auroraspitfire.blogspot.com/2011/04/slow-cooker-comeback.html

  21. cheeriosandlattes1 March 8, 2013 at 7:31 pm #

    I LOVE Thai; can’t wait to try these noodles! :) You are a Featured Favorite this week on Saturday Show & Tell on Cheerios and Lattes. Thanks for joining us last week; we love having you! Can’t wait to see what you’ve been up to this week!
    Mackenzie :)

  22. Ashley @ Kitchen Meets Girl March 9, 2013 at 6:35 pm #

    This looks like a great, quick dish–my favorite kind! Thanks so much for linking up at What’s in Your Kitchen Wednesday!

  23. Noreen March 10, 2013 at 8:50 pm #

    This looks easy and tasty! I’ll have to try it.

  24. Tanya March 11, 2013 at 12:56 pm #

    This looks delish! Thank you so much for sharing at Pretty Things this week :)

    xo, Tanya

  25. Marilyn March 12, 2013 at 7:09 am #

    MMMMM What time should I be by with my chop sticks! ;) I am definitely going to be making this for my family! thanks for sharing at March Madness


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