Hello there. I thought I would stop by and share this recipe with you. I know I have been virtually absent these past months, but I came across this recipe and had to share. It's too easy and delicious not to spread the word!
I came across this on Pinterest. By the way, if you do not have a Pinterest account, GET ONE! Or on second thought, maybe I should advise you not to get one as it has contributed to countless hours of procrastination. However, it is great for sharing ideas and getting new ones from others. I find it is a great place to get inspired to start that home improvement project you have been meaning to get to, or try a new recipe. In case you haven't checked it out here is the link: Pinterest.
Spicy Thai Noodles
From A Small Snippet
1 box linguine or angel hair pasta
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup sesame oil
1 tbsp. crushed red pepper flakes (increase for more spice)
6 tbsp. honey
6 tbsp. soy sauce
1 tbsp. toasted sesame seeds (optional)
green onion, shredded carrots, cilantro, chopped peanuts for garnish
Start by boiling your water to get your pasta cooked. I used linguine pasta, but you can use whatever you have on hand. Cook according to package directions.
While pasta is cooking, combine the vegetable oil, sesame oil, and crushed red pepper flakes in a pot over medium heat. Cook for 2-4 minutes to allow the spice from the red pepper flakes to infuse with oil. Pour the oil mixture through a strainer to separate red pepper flakes from the oil. The oil should have a slight red/brown color to it. Set aside.
Time to make your sauce. In a large bowl, whisk together the honey and soy sauce. Add the oil you prepared earlier, and whisk until combined.
Drain your pasta, and mix the pasta with the sauce mixture. Make sure all noodles are nicely coated. Place in the refrigerator for an hour or overnight.
Chop up your garnish. I used toasted sesame seeds (about 1 tbsp), chopped peanuts, cilantro, green onions, and carrots.
Once the noodles are chilled, toss together with your garnishes, and enjoy your beautiful meal.
Thank you Pinterest for bringing this great recipe to my attention. It was definitely worth all my hard-worked hours of procrastination.