Spicy Thai Pasta


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 for spicy thai pasta.. 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!

Adapted from A Small Snippet

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  17. 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.
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  18. This looks fabulous! Can’t wait to try it!
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  19. 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

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  21. 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!
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  22. This looks like a great, quick dish–my favorite kind! Thanks so much for linking up at What’s in Your Kitchen Wednesday!

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

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

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  26. 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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