• 16 oz. Thai rice noodles (I used linguini)
  • 2-3 cups shrimp (I also added one diced chicken breast cooked)
  • 1 shallot (OR 1/2 cup purple onion), finely chopped
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 fresh red chilies (or as much as you like) finely sliced
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups bean sprouts
  • 1/4 tsp.pepperÂ
  • 4 green onions, sliced finely
  • 3/4 cup fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 cup dry roasted peanuts chopped
  • • 3-4 Tbsp. oil for stir-frying
  • • 6 Tbsp. chicken stock
  • • lime wedges for serving
  • • PAD THAI SAUCE:
  • • 1 teaspoon sesame oilÂ
  • • 1/2 cup hot water
  • • 5 Tbsp. fish sauceÂ
  • • 1-2 tsp. chili sauce (to taste),.
  • • 1 Tbsp. brown sugar (to taste

Description

Pad Thai Shrimp  ~




Directions

  1. Bring a large pot of water to boil, then remove from heat, add the rice noodles.
  2. Soak the noodles until soft enough to eat, but still firm and a little "crunchy".
  3. Drain and rinse the noodles thoroughly with cold water, set aside.
  4. Tip: Avoid over-softening the noodles at this point, as they will be fried later, and you want them to turn out chewy, not soggy.
  5. In a small bowl, add the sesame oil, fish sauce, chili sauce, and brown sugar, stir well to dissolve the sugar.
  6. Warm a wok or large frying pan over medium-high heat, add 2 Tbsp. oil swirl around, add the shallots, garlic, and chili.
  7. Stir-fry 1 minute.
  8. Add the shrimp plus 6 Tbsp. chicken stock. Stir-fry 2-3 minutes, or until shrimp are pink and plump. (If using cooked shrimp, only stir-fry 1 minute.)
  9. Push ingredients aside, making room in the center of your wok/pan.
  10. Add another 1 Tbsp. oil, then crack in the eggs.
  11. Stir-fry to scramble (30 seconds to 1 minute).
  12. Add the drained noodles and drizzle over the pad Thai sauce.
  13. Gently tossing to combine everything together.
  14. Keep the heat between medium and medium-high - you want your pan hot enough to cook the noodles, but not so hot that the noodles burns, stir-fry 4-5 minutes.
  15. Add the bean sprouts and continue stir-frying 1 more minute, or until noodles are chewy and a little bit sticky.
  16. Remove from heat and taste-test, adding more fish sauce until desired taste is achieved.
  17. Sprinkle: pepper, green onions and peanuts, garnish with cilantro and lime wedges (these should be squeezed over before eating).
  18. Enjoy Fab Foodies!