Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Pad Thai

I went to a friend's house for dinner and they made Pad Thai.  It was great and super easy so I had to try it for myself.

Pad Thai

 8 oz. rice noodles
¼ cup water
¼ cup sugar
2 Tbsp. ketchup
1 ½ Tbsp. soy sauce
1 fresh lime
1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper
2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
6 oz shrimp or chicken breast (Optional!  Leave it out if you want it vegetarian.)
2 cloves garlic mined
1 large egg
2 cups bean sprouts
1 bunch green onions

½ cup chopped peanuts

First soak your noodles for 30 minutes.  Then made the peanut sauce.

Peanut Sauce
3 Tbsp. peanut butter
2 cloves minced garlic
2 tsp. hot chili oil
2 Tbsp. honey
2 Tbsp. soy sauce
 1 Tbsp. rice vinegar
¼ cup water

Mix everything in a sauce pan.  Stir over medium heat until peanut butter is melted and all ingredients are mixed.

For the rest of the Pad Thai, combine sugar, water, ketchup, soy sauce, lime juice (1 tsp.), and cayenne pepper in a small bowl.  Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium high heat.  If you are using meat add shrimp (or chicken) and garlic.  Stir for three minutes until shrimp turns pink.  Drain the noodles and then stir them in quickly.  Pour in ketchup mixture, stirring until sauce is absorbed.  Add egg to the side of the skillet.  Stir until cooked.  Stir in sprouts and green onions.  Add peanuts.  Squeeze two lime wedges over noodles.  Pour on the peanut sauce.  Serve.  Enjoy.

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