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I know there are many variations of Pad Thai out there and this Shrimp Pad Thai tastes close or much better version served at most Thai restaurants.

Pad Thai Recipe

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I know there are many variations of Pad Thai out there and this Shrimp Pad Thai tastes close or much better version served at most Thai restaurants.
Servings: 2
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 8 ounces rice noodles (rehydrated or fresh)
  • 3 tbsp chives
  • 8 shrimp (medium-sized)
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp shallots
  • 1 tbsp sweet radish
  • 1 tbsp dried shrimp (soak in water for 5 min)
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 ounces tofu (extra hard)
  • 4 oz beansprouts
  • cups Pad Thai sauce Recipe here
  • 1 tbsp crushed roasted peanuts
  • 2 tbsp cooking oil

Instructions:

If Using Pad Thai Noodles in a Box:

  • Bring a large pot of water to a rolling boil. Add the noodles and cook according to the package's direction. Drain the noodles and set aside.

For the Main Dish: (You can Watch the Video above)

  • In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the shallots and garlic and cook for 1 minute or until tender.
  • Add the sweet radish, dried shrimp (optional), and firm tofu. Cook a little bit and drop the cooked shrimp or any of your favorite protein. Stir and push them to one side of the wok/skillet.
  • Crack 2 eggs and cook until they solidify but are still moist, moving the eggs around the skillet slightly as they cook so that they lightly scramble. Move them aside.
  • Now, add the noodles and pour the Pad Thai Sauce (use 1 cup sauce first). It may seem that you've added too much sauce, but don't worry just gently toss the noodles until they soaked up the sauce. Note: gradually add the remaining ½ cup sauce to get the dish moist.
  • Add 1 tbsp Sriracha (this is my secret ingredient for color and a bit of kick). *Optional.
  • Add the chives and sprouts, give them a quick stir and you're almost done.
  • Sprinkle the crushed peanuts over the noodles. Toss lightly to combine. Serve hot.

Watch the Video:

Notes

1.) Some may be fortunate enough to have an Asian supply store readily at hand, but for everyone else, here are the substitute ingredients for Pad Thai Sauce if the tamarind paste concentrate isn’t available :
    • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
    • 1 tablespoon sriracha
    • 2 tablespoons lime juice
    • 2 tablespoons canola oil
    • 2 tablespoons brown sugar

Nutrition Information:

Calories: 723kcal | Carbohydrates: 102g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 308mg | Sodium: 723mg | Potassium: 216mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 433IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 196mg | Iron: 4mg

Please note that all nutrition information are just estimates. Values will vary among brands, so we encourage you to calculate these on your own for most accurate results.

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Course: entree
Cuisine: Asian, Thai
Keywords: Pad Thai, Pad thai recipe, tamarind paste substitute, tamarind substitute