Spicy Peanut Sauce Pad Thai

Spicy Peanut Pad Thai
I am a big fan of Thai cuisine and one of my favourite dishes is Pad Thai with another being anything with a Thai spicy peanut sauce and the was wondering about combining the two! The basic idea was to use all of the ingredients from pad thai including the rice noodles, shrimp, egg, bean sprouts, etc. and replacing the tamarind, fish sauce, palm sugar and chili sauce sauce with the spicy peanut sauce. This recipe is pretty much the pad thai recipe with peanut sauce and it is pretty easy to make. One thing that you want to do is to have everything prepared ahead of time as once the first ingredients hit the pan, everything is done in only a few minutes. The spicy peanut sauce works really well in this stir-fried noodle dish and although it is not pad thai it will definitely be making many appearances on my table!

Spicy Peanut Pad Thai
Serve with lime wedges and extra sriracha for those that like it hot and spicy!

Spicy Peanut Pad Thai

Spicy Peanut Sauce Pad Thai

Spicy Peanut Sauce Pad Thai

Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 20 minutes Servings: 2

'Pad Thai' fried noodles and shrimp is a spicy peanut sauce.

  • 6 ounces rice noodles
  • 1 tablespoon peanut oil
  • 6 ounces shrimp, chicken or tofu
  • 2 shallots, finely diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 cup spicy peanut sauce
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons roasted peanuts, chopped
  • 1 cup bean sprouts
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1 lime lime cut into wedges
  1. Cook the noodles in water as directed on package until just pliable.
  2. Heat oil in a pan over medium-high heat.
  3. Add the shrimp, shallots and garlic and saute for 1 minute.
  4. Add the peanut sauce and noodles, mix and move to the side of the pan.
  5. Add the egg, let it set a bit and then mix it into the noodles.
  6. Add the peanuts and bean sprouts and cook for a minute.
  7. Add the green onions and cilantro and remove from heat.


Maria said...

Great weeknight meal and I love the spice!

Tieghan said...

I love Thai food. Love it! Especially when it's spicy!! This is my kind of meal!

Aimee @ Simple Bites said...

One of my favorites, after traveling in Thailand and getting hooked on it. Your version looks incredible!

marla said...

Love me a good pad thai & your looks wonderful!

Jamie said...

I love Thai food! It is so nice when you can make it at home and cut make on the crazy amount of oil my local Thai restaurant uses.


I just ate breakfast and now I want lunch!!

Marie Matter said...

I love that you combined them - genius! This looks absolutely delicious!

sydney @ crepes of wrath said...

For some reason I've never made pad Thai, even though it is one of my favorite comfort foods ever. Thanks again for the inspiration!

Heather Christo said...

drooooooolllll...... I want pad thai for breakfast right now

naomi said...

I'm a huge fan of Thai cuisine as well, peanut sauce-I cant' do, but who cares, because I can make it the sauce using walnut oil an cashew butter.

LOVE this, Kevin!!

Gaby said...

I'm with heather - this is totally drool worthy :)

Julie @ Table for Two said...

Love this version, Kevin!! looks amazing!

Joanne said...

This is such a fun idea! I'm always up for infusing spicy peanut sauce into everything!

zet said...

What makes this Pad Thai rather than just peanut noodles?

Pam said...

Drool worthy!!!

Anonymous said...

Pad Thai isn't traditional Thai food at all. Its from California...

Kevin said...

Anonymous: According to the wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pad_Thai), the origins of the dish are Vietnamese and it was imported into Thailnad and adapted to Thai tastes. A few years ago the Prime Minister of Thailand renamed the dish to 'Pad Thai'.

Anonymous said...

It would be helpfull if you made your recipes printable.

Kevin Lynch said...

Anonymous: Just hit the "Printable Recipe" link above the Ingredients for a printable version.

Anonymous said...

This is a really great, simple recipe. Mine turned out fabulous!! Thanks for posting this!

sueathome said...

I've made this for years. I never had a recipe and had to try and remember all the ingredients. My son requested this for Christmas dinner. Luckily I found your recipe and didn't have to strain my brain in recall. Thank you it was as good as mom's🙌

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