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I love Thai food and Pad Thai is one of my favorite dishes. It is easy to make and very tasty. Anytime I run across a recipe for Pad Thai I add it to my cookbook in search of the perfect recipe. This is a pretty good contender.
- 1 1⁄2 lbs large raw shrimp, uncooked
- 1 (8 ounce) package Thai rice noodles
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1⁄4 cup vegetable oil
- 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 2 tablespoons fish sauce
- 2 tablespoons asian chili-garlic sauce
- 2 green onions, chopped
- 2 -3 tablespoons chopped peanuts
- 1⁄4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
- lime wedge
- Peel and devein shrimp, set aside.
- Cook noodles in boiling water 3 to 4 minutes; drain.
- Saute minced garlic cloves in hot vegetable oil in large nonstick skillet over medium heat for about 2 inutes.
- Add shrimp and cook for another 2 minutes or just until shrimp turns pink.
- Add beaten egg to shrimp mixture in skillet.
- Cook shrimp mixture over medium heat, without stirring, until egg begins to set.
- Stir until cooked, breaking up egg.
- Add sugar, fish sauce, and garlic-chili sauce, stirring until blended.
- Add noodles and cook 1 minute or until thoroughy heated.
- Sprinkle with the onions, peanuts and cilantro.
- Serve with lime wedges for each diner to squeeze lime juice over top.
I doubled the recipe and there still wasn't enough sauce for 1 package of noodles. It was also too spicy. I'm still on the lookout for a really good Pad Thai recipe.
I love Pad Thai and although I've tried to make it myself (without a recipe), THIS TIME WAS GREAT! I only followed steps 5 - 11 without shrimp and used rice noodles and it was OUTSTANDING! I'll never BUY Pad Thai again! THANKS!
I quite liked this. Most pad thai recipes have ingredient lists a mile long, requiring some pre-planning at the grocery. This one is nice and simple, quick and easy, has a very nice flavour. Made a great side dish. I did cut back on the chili sauce because i know the brand i use is just wicked hot (used 2 tsp instead of tbsp, and the dish was just a little hot - suitable for whole family). Also used half the oil (or less) with no negative effects. There is no "sauce" to speak of - just tasty spiced-up noodles. Mmm.