Shrimp Pad Thai

Shrimp Pad Thai is just one of those things I won’t eat for a really long time, then all the sudden I’ll get a huge craving. So like most things, I wanted to try making it at home, and this recipe below is my adaptation from one at Eating Well.

Shrimp Pad Thai

4 oz dried rice noodles
2 t canola oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined
2 cups bean sprouts
1 bunch sliced scallions, including the greens
2 jalapeno peppers (red and green preferable for color), seeded and thinly sliced into strips
3 large radishes, cut into little sticks
3 T rice vinegar
2 1/2 T fish sauce
2 T sugar
2 t chili-garlic sauce
2 T chopped dry-roasted peanuts
lime wedges

Soak rice noodles in warm water until they are limp and white, ~10 min. Drain. Measure all ingredients and put next to the stove (this dish cooks quickly).

Heat oil over high heat in a wok until very hot. Add the garlic and cook ~10 seconds. Add the egg and cook, stirring, until scrambled, ~30 seconds. Add shrimp and stir-fry until they curl and turn pink, ~2 min.

Add the noodles to the wok, tossing about 1 min. Add bean sprouts, scallion greens, vinegar, fish sauce, sugar, and chile-garlic sauce; toss until the shrimp are fully cooked and noodles are heated through, 1 to 2 minutes. Sprinkle with peanuts and serve immediately with limes.


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