Pad Thai is one of our favorite Thai noodle dishes. It’s slightly sweet flavor along with the tangy lime and crunchy peanuts are a winning combination that puts this comfort food at the top of many people’s favorite Thai dishes. And best of all, it’s really easy to make this dish at home.
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- 6 Ounces Dry Rice Noodles
- 3 Tablespoons Vegetable Oil, neutral flavor - not sesame or olive
- 2 Tablespoons Sugar, Palm or Brown
- 4 Cloves Garlic, Minced
- 4 Teaspoons Fish Sauce, Nam Pla Use Mushroom Sauce for vegetarian recipes or as a substitute
- 2 Eggs
- 1 Tablespoon Tamarind Paste, or white vinegar
- 1/2 Cup Firm Tofu, cut into 1/2 inch strips
- 12 Medium Sized Shrimp, Washed and De-veined (optional)
- 1/2 Teaspoon Ground Red Pepper
- 2 Tablespoons Ground Roasted Peanuts
- Lime Wedges and Bean Sprouts as a Garnish
- Soak the rice noodles in warm tap water for 20 minutes (do not boil).
- Add the oil to a wok or saute pan over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook until it begins to brown.
- Add the tofu and shrimp and cook for approximately 4 minutes, until the shrimp is cooked through if you have opted to use them.
- Crack the eggs into the wok and stir until scrambled
- Add the noodles, fish sauce, sugar, red pepper, 1/2 of the ground peanuts and tamarind paste. Continue to stir until the noodles become soft and translucent.
- Garnish with green onions, bean sprout, ground peanuts and lime.
- Serve and enjoy!
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Thank you to our friends at the Silom Cooking School in Bangkok for providing us with the basis for this recipe.