Monday, January 30, 2012

Spicy "Thai" Noodles

Adrianna and I have been cooking together for years. This, however is our first recipe we have cooked together for the blog. "The Homemaking Fashionists" on location (Adrianna's house)!

Spicy "Thai" Noodles


1 box of linguine or spaghetti
1-2 tablespoons crushed red pepper
1/4 cup canola oil
1/2 cup sesame oil
6 tablespoons honey
6 tablespoons soy sauce
1/2 cup chopped green onions
1/2 cup chopped cilantro
1-2 carrots peeled and shredded
3/4 cup chopped peanuts
toasted sesame seeds (optional)


1. Prepare noodles according to package directions. Drain well.

2. Heat oils and crushed red pepper in a small sauce pan for 3 minutes. Strain red pepper and reserve oil.

3. Whisk honey and soy sauce in with the oil.

4. Toss together with noodles.

5. Top each bowl with green onions, cilantro, carrots, peanuts and sesame seeds.

So we had to modify the recipe a bit.. We forgot to get sesame seeds. And neither of us had a wire strainer so we tried to get some of the pepper out with a slotted spoon, much to our avail. But they tasted great! If you plan to leave the pepper in, you should only use 1 tablespoon because it was still pretty hot with just one. I'd imagine if the pepper had been strained like the recipe recommended, it wouldn't have been as spicy. The original recipe also instructed us to chill the noodles in the refrigerator over night and serve cold... but we were hungry right away. And I thought the noodles were good served warm. I think these noodles would be great with chicken.


  1. We had this for our dinner tonight too, well a variation of it. I'm extremely allergic to sesame oil and sesame seeds, anaphylactic shock sets in..not good, anyway if you want to try another variation some time we use rice noodles and I added shrimp and snow peas and used garlic infused grapeseed oil and The Pampered Chef Thai Peanut Sauce, everything else is pretty much the same, you can squeeze some fresh lime on top too..very yummy! Love your tips and blog...thanks for sharing!

    1. Wow that sounds fantastic! I had someone else recommend replacing the sesame oil with peanut butter. Sounds weird. And DELICIOUS! I'm definitely going to try snow peas and squeezing some fresh lime on top. Thanks so much for your suggestions and reading!


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