Spicy Pad Thai Recipe

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We are great fans of Thai food in our house. Green or red curries are often on our weekly meal list. This Pad Thai recipe has recently been added to our list of great Thai meals. I must admit this spicy pad thai recipe is a bit of a cheat as I do use a pre-purchased Blue Dragon Pad Thai noodle kit.

We can easily find this kit in our local supermarket, but we often have one sitting in our pantry, just for the days when we have nothing special planned.

All you have to do is add the vegetables and meat or seafood that you want and you have some delicious pad thai noodles that any restaurant would be proud to serve up.

stir fry vegetables

 

In this variation, I have added some prawns, baby corns, green beans, carrot and some button mushrooms, but really you can come up with anything you like.

I was tempted to try to make this dish after eating a Pad Thai in Wagamamas that had chicken, prawn, leek, red onion, spring or green onions and bean sprouts in it and was garnished with coriander, peanuts and served with lime slices. There is a picture of this delicious meal below.

This is what inspired me to produce this recipe and try the Blue Dragon kit, which I thoroughly recommend.

 

Wagamama Pad Thai
A Wagamama Pad Thai. Delicious

 

spicy pad thai noodles

 

You could even add an egg or bell pepper if you so wished. Or replace the prawns or shrimp with chicken for a chicken Pad Thai. Beansprouts are always good, if you can source them locally. 

This is one of those super flexible easy recipes where you can use whichever vegetables that you need to get rid of.

Blue Dragon Pad Thai

blue dragon pad thai sauce

 

Blue Dragon Pad Thai Curry Kit

 

At the end of the day, the trick to the taste of these noodles is getting the sauce right and I think that the Blue Dragon pad thai kits gives the best store-bought pad thai sauce. We love it – it is a mixture of sweet and spicy and makes a great accompaniment to the rest of the food.

If you want to make it even spicier then feel free to add some fresh sliced chilli or chilli flakes to the pan.

pad thai recept

 

If you want to try making your own homemade Amai sauce, you can find the Wagamama pad Thai sauce recipe online – I have not tried it, but it may be worth giving it a go.

It consists of a mixture of malt vinegar, sugar, tamarind paste, ketchup and soy sauce. Tamarind paste is not presently a content of my pantry, however, so it was easier for me to buy the Blue Dragon Pad Thai kit.

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Spicy Pad Thai Recipe

For me, this Blue Dragon sauce is perfect and makes it possible to cook up this recipe in no time. I can serve this up in less than 15 minutes.

There are surely other great pad thai sauce brands out there, I just have not tried them yet.

You may wish to try this other even more spicy Blue Dragon inspired recipe for chilli garlic noodles, if you like this recipe.

[Note: I have no affiliation with Blue Dragon btw.]

 world's best pad thai recipe

 

I hope you can find the Blue Dragon kit or something similar wherever you live. If you cannot find the same brand, then experiment with whatever you can get locally, using your favourite ingredients to suit your own palate. 

Please let me know how you get on in the comments section below!

How to make this Spicy Pad Thai Recipe

Spicy Pad Thai Recipe

spicy pad thai recipe

This delicious and easy spicy Pad Thai recipe is easy to make and can be on the table in less than 15 minutes. It is so tasty you will come back for more!

Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 9 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 6 baby corns
  • 50g green beans
  • 325g large prawns
  • 200g King prawns
  • ½ carrot, cut into strips
  • 8 Button mushrooms
  • 1 Blue Dragon Pad Thai kit (I use Blue Dragon but am sure that others are also good. The Blue Dragon kit also includes the noodles and peanuts)
  • Rice noodles

For garnish

  • Crushed Peanuts
  • ½ Red Chili, sliced
  • One fresh Lime, quartered

Instructions

    1. Cut and slice the vegetables into small pieces that will cook quickly. Stir fry them in a wok in the sesame oil over medium heat until almost cooked (4-5 minutes).
    2. Meanwhile, defrost the prawns (or shrimps) and squeeze the water out of them with your hands. Then add them to the wok for 2 minutes when the vegetables are nearly done, and keep stirring.
    3. Cook the noodles as described on the packaging (the rice noodles in the Blue Dragon pack are done in 4 minutes). Rinse them in cold water when cooked.
    4. Then add the noodles to the wok, add the pad thai sauce and stir fry for 2 more minutes.

Notes

Serve up with crushed peanut garnish and a slice of lime. Should really be eaten with chopsticks of course!

The quantities above serve 3 people.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

3

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 750Total Fat: 29gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 520mgSodium: 2440mgCarbohydrates: 51gFiber: 6gSugar: 11gProtein: 71g

This nutrition information was automatically calculated by Nutritionix, but may not be 100% accurate.

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