I love me some Thai food.
Pad Thai – yes please!
Most Pad Thai recipes are soooooo complicated, wordy and loooong.
Not this one.
1,2,3 and boom your chowing down and you know what else – it’s not just a ‘get by if you have a Pad Thai craving’ kind of recipe.
Nope it’s the full on restaurant experience (actually better than some I’ve had) only YOU make it.
If I invite you over for dinner, chances are good that you will be served this very meal.
Because I love you enough to feed you and I want to impress you with my delicious food.
I will also make this in a big batch and eat it every day myself with no objections.
Either we eat it or just me, I’m fine with both scenario’s lol.
Here’s the recipe:
what you need
medium sized pot for noodle cooking
colander to drain noodles
mason jar to mix up the magic that is the sauce
Large fry pan for everything else
3 nests of rice noodles
1 chicken breast (1/2 lb) or leftover chicken or steak, shrimp yum!
2 eggs (optional)
- 4 tbsp brown sugar
- 2 tbsp each:
- soya sauce (tamari for GF option)
- fish sauce
- lime juice
- rice vinegar
- peanut butter
- 1″ fresh placed ginger or 1/2 tsp ground
- pinch of pepper
- 4 cups of veggies like:
- 1 red pepper, thin slice
- 3/4 cup carrots, matchsticks
- 1/2 cup something green like snow peas, green beans, edamame, broccoli
- handful of shredded green cabbage
- 1 medium onion, thin sliced
- 1/2 jalapeno diced small
- 2 garlic cloves, minced or planed
peanuts, chopped coarsely
green onions, thin sliced
this is how we do it
- PREPARE noodles according to package ingredients, RINSE with cold water, TOSS with olive oil and set aside.
- If using raw meat or tofu, SLICE meat up into strips HEAT up a fry pan and SAUTE til done in oil, set aside.
- MIX all the sauce ingredients into a jar and SHAKE SHAKE, set aside
- SAUTE all the veg in a hot oiled pan til desired texture (fork soft, al dente, completely charred lol
- ADD in meat/tofu, STIR in sauce and COOK 5 min til heated through.
Never lose this recipe, look how delicious this is.
In case you were wondering what rice nests are:
You can easily eyeball whatever rice noodles your grocery store has if the nests are not available.
Maybe you don’t have fish oil or sriracha or rice noodles.
I urge you to go get them.
This is not a one time make it recipe with ingredients that are just going to get pushed aside over and over again until they finally get forgotten altogether or just thrown out.
If you love Pad Thai – you will LOVE this and you will need these ingredients again and again.
You can fry up the eggs sprinkled with sliced green onions, so that they sit cooking in an oiled medium fry pan (no mixing or scrambling) flip, remove from pan and slice into strips now, but I usually save this step for adding a little extra love to the leftovers.
This may in fact be the least wordy recipe instructions I have ever written!
Sometimes it’s like your mind shuts down when you see a whole PAGE of instructions and then the opportunity is lost.
The opportunity to make something simple yet mind blowingly delicious.
The opportunity to take control of your health by knowing what’s in your food and more importantly, what’s not (additives, preservatives, hydrogenated oils etc…)
Every effort you take in the kitchen is a deposit into your future health.
Healthy choices never tasted so good!
Get inspiration on how to credit your health account as well as great meal ideas right here!