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Spicy Thai Noodles with Crab

Posted by on July 11, 2013

Spicy Thai Noodles with Crab - Meatballs & Milkshakes

I love Thai food, and I make many variations on this recipe with my favorite rice noodles. It’s light and perfect for summer, and I can’t wait to make it again. The tart and sweet sauce is the same as the one that traditionally comes with summer rolls. The jumbo lump crab is a bit of an indulgence, at least here on the east coast– it’s really worth it every once in a while though.

Spicy Thai Noodles with Crab

1/2 pound jumbo lump crab, picked over for shell pieces

1/2 box rice vermicelli

3 tablespoons mint, juliennned

Juice of 2 limes

3 tablespoons fish sauce

3 tablespoons sugar

1 pinch red pepper flakes

2 scallions, chopped

Cook the noodles according to package instructions and drain. Top with the crab meat and mint. Combine the rest of the ingredients in a small bowl and whisk together making sure the sugar dissolves. Pour over the noodles and crab and stir through to make sure the noodles aren’t sticking. It will get better the longer it sits, and I recommend at least half an hour before serving to allow the flavors to combine and soak into the noodles. You can make extra sauce if you like it saucy.

Spicy Thai Noodles with Crab - Meatballs & Milkshakes

4 Responses to Spicy Thai Noodles with Crab

  1. annashortcakes

    MMMM! So yummy looking. I can’t wait to try it. Maybe I will use shrimp instead. The crab prices are so high! I wish I lived near a coast.

  2. novagirl

    Looks delish!

  3. chef mimi

    oh my god this looks good.

  4. debbe

    This looks and sounds so delicious