Spicy Pad Thai Recipe

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Spicy Shrimp Pad Thai Recipe

We are great fans of Thai food in our house. I must admit this spicy pad thai recipe is a bit of a cheat as I use a Blue Dragon pad thai noodle kit that we can get easily in our local supermarket.

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 and some button mushrooms, but really you can come up with anything you like.

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


wagamama pad thai
Wagamama Pad Thai. Delicious


spicy pad thai noodles

You could even add an egg or bell pepper if you so wished. Replace the prawns or shrimp with chicken for a chicken pad thai.

This is one of those super flexible easy recipes where you can use up what you need to get rid of.

Blue Dragon Pad Thai

blue dragon pad thai sauce


Blue Dragon Pad Thai 3 Step Curry Kit – 267g (0.58 lbs)

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 gives the best store-bought pad thai sauce. We love it – it is a mixture of sweet and spicy and gives a great accompaniment to the rest of the food.


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.

pad thai recipe authentic
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.]

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I hope you can find the Blue Dragon kit or something similar wherever you live. If you cannot find the same brand 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


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

For garnish

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


    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.


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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