Thai Spaghetti

Thai Spaghetti

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I have been making this for many years. It is a favorite at our house. I have no idea where the recipe came from, all I know is it is written on a now very stained piece of paper in my loose recipe "file". I happen to grow Thai basil and cilantro and either is good in this dish.
When I am short on time (typical) I use a bottled sauce. There are a couple of very good ones available. If you wish to make your own sauce, that works too but either way this is delicious.


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15 Min
20 Min
Stove Top


  • 12 oz
  • 1 lb
    medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 Tbsp
    vegetable oil
  • 1 c
    julienned carrots
  • 16 oz
    cremini mushrooms, sliced
  • 1
    medium red or white onion, sliced
  • 1/2 c
    cilantro or thai basil, rough chop
  • 1 bottle
    thai peanut sauce
  • ·
    salt, for pasta water

How to Make Thai Spaghetti


  1. Begin by gathering all of your ingredients together.
    Peel and devein the shrimp.
    Slice the onions and mushrooms
    Julienne the carrots
    Chop the cilantro or basil
  2. Bring a large pot of water to boil, once boiling add salt then add pasta.
  3. While pasta is cooking...
    In a large skillet add oil and heat over medium high heat.
    Saute the carrots for 3min. Add mushrooms and onions, continue to saute until mushroom are nicely browned and onions are translucent.
  4. Add the cleaned shrimp to the pan and cook until the shrimp are pink and cooked through. They cook quickly, so watch them closely so they do not over cook. They only take a couple of minutes.
  5. When pasta is al dente, remove from heat but reserve about 1/4 cup of the cooking water.
    Drain the pasta and add to the skillet.
    Pour the entire bottle of peanut sauce into the skillet and using tongs toss everything together to incorporate.
    At this point, if the sauce is too thick for your liking, add a bit of the reserved pasta water.
    Serve in wide, flat bowls. Top with Thai basil or cilantro...or both!

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About Thai Spaghetti

Course/Dish: Fish Pasta
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: Asian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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