Pad Thai is one of those dishes that draws people into experiencing Thai cooking. It’s a tasty beginner’s dish and it’s made with ingredients that are easily available and allows for mild, medium or spicy palates. Pad Thai can be served with Chicken, Shrimp, Tofu or Vegetarian Style.
6 Garlic Cloves (peeled and pressed)
1/4 C Fish Sauce
1/4 C Raw Sugar plus one tsp
1/4 C Vinegar
1 Tbsp Peanut Butter
1/3 C Chopped Peanuts
Fresh Bean Sprouts
3 Green Onions chopped
Cilantro (washed and chopped) 1 handful
2 Eggs (scrambled)
Lime Juice (to taste) One or more tsps
Chilli Pepper flakes 1/3 tsp (to taste according to your desire for mild, medium or spicy.)
Rice Noodles, pre-soaked and ready to use. (this takes up to 30 min so check the instructions on the rice noodle package.)
Step 1 Dice your green onion and cilantro and set it aside
Step 2 Chop your peanuts and set aside
Step 3 Wash your bean sprouts and set aside
Step 4 Peel and press your garlic cloves and place them in a skillet.
Step 5 Add your fish sauce, sugar, vinegar and peanut butter to the skillet, cook these ingredient on low to medium heat, stirring and watching them. Add in your chilli flakes according to taste.
Step 6 Add your rice noodles to the sauce and allow it to simmer and heat for two to three minutes, add your two eggs and make a well in the middle of the noodles to scramble them. As they cook mix them into the noodles and sauce. (Be careful not to overcook the mixture as the noodles can get mushy. )
Plate the noodle dish and add bean sprouts, chopped peanuts, cilantro and green onions. Squeeze lime juice over the top and serve.
Note* You can add chicken or shrimp to the initial phase of the sauce if you’d like meat.