K’s Kitchen – Thai Pasta One Pot Wonder

Although pasta is often thought of as a quick and easy dish, I consider it too much effort for me to make on a weeknight.  I have a TEENY kitchen (seriously, it is smaller than you think it is), and I just do not have the space to make a sauce and cook pasta at the same time.  If I do make a pasta dish, I like making a “one pot wonder”, where I can cook the noodles in the sauce.

(adapted from Produce on Parade)
6 ounces pasta (I used linguine)
500ml chicken broth
1/2 carrot, julienned
1/2 red pepper, julienned
1 onion, slice thinly
2 minced garlic clove
1 tablespoon peanut butter
1 tablespoon minced ginger
1/2 tablespoon hoisin sauce
1/2 tablespoon gochujang
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon vinegar
1 teaspoon lemongrass paste (I used 3 stalks of dried lemongrass)
1 tablespoon lime juice (I used lemon juice)
chopped cilantro

1. In a large pot, add all the ingredients except for lime juice and cilantro.  If needed, break the pasta in half lengthwise to fit into the pot.

2. Cover the pot and bring to a boil.

3. Reduce to a simmer, cook for 10-15 minutes until pasta is cooked and soup is reduced. I tested this recipe a few times and found that I did not need to cover my pot while it cooked, but did need to add a few tablespoons of water at the end to loosen the sauce.  This was easier for me than covering the pot and then reducing the soup.  This may vary depending on your pot, your stovetop, and your pasta.

4. Remove from heat. Add lemon juice and cilantro.

This recipe was very easy and quite delicious. I will be on the hunt for more easy pasta recipes to try.

Hope you enjoyed this recipe!

xoxo, K

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