Peanuts are for caramel and chocolate, roasted in salty honey sauce, and blending into peanut butter. They are not for serving in breakfast, lunch, or dinner meals. Thai foods are heavy in peanut and peanut flavorings but if the peanuts can be removed such as in this 20 Minute Sweet & Spicy Noodles, the recipes are utterly simple and tasty.
Regular spaghetti noodles were used instead of rice noodles. Sauce ingredients were doubled, the peanuts were omitted, and the honey and red pepper flakes swapped for Thai sweet chili sauce.
Scaled for Likability: Great
It is nice to have a second or third simple noodle rotation. If I could offer one advice for new taters of Asian foods, do not leave out the cilantro. Its addition will not cause the dish to take on a mexican flare, its addition will only enhance the unami flavors. Add the cilantro directly before serving allows the crunch to remain while bringing a vibrant color to the dish.