Recipe Name: Pad Thai
Posted By: Curtis Lynn
Number of Servings: 3-4 good sized servings
Preparation Time: Depends on multitasking ability
7-10oz Thin Rice Noodles
1/2-C Bean Sprouts
1/4-C Frozen Peas
Fresh Cabbage if you want
1/4-C Crushed Unsalted Peanuts
6-10 shrimp (peeled deveined and tails off)
1/4-1/2-Cup Thai Kitchen Pad Thai Sauce
Thai Kitchen Red Curry Paste (to taste)
Cayenne Pepper (to taste)
1. crush peanuts until crushed volume is 1/4C
2. Prepare Sauce
a. 1/2C Thai Kitchen Pad Thai Sauce
b. Red Curry Paste to taste (Make sauce spicier than you want the meal)
c. If you add too much curry paste balance by adding more Pad Thai Sauce
d. Set in refrigerator
3. Measure and prepare all ingredients for cooking. Place each ingredient into separate containers for ease of use later. Keep eggs in shell and put in container to store after cooking
Cooking Prep Work:
1. Fry eggs with broken yolks in peanut oil Set aside in refrigerator
2. Begin cooking chicken and shrimp in peanut oil used to fry eggs
3. Thoroughly wash chicken and shrimp containers
4. When chicken and shrimp are thoroughly cooked place them in their containers and set in refrigerator
5. Bring water to a boil for the noodles (Use enough water to submerge the noodles and a large enough pot to ensure that the noodles can be adequately spread out. If they are all clumped together they will adhere to each other which will cause them to cook unevenly you'll get hard noodles)
6. Once water boils add noodles and remove heat source. Let noodles sit until they are firm but flexible about 5 minutes.
7. Once noodles are done put them in a strainer and run cold tap water over them until they are as cold as the tap water
The Stir Fry:
1. Place noodles in WOK or large frying pan
2. Add Sauce you previously made
3. Cook on medium heat mixing in the sauce to evenly coat noodles until steam begins to rise (No sizzling)
4. Raise heat to medium-high and add chicken, shrimp, peanuts, peas, and eggs.
5. Cook until sauce is absorbed into noodles.
6. Add water 1/8 of a cup at a time until noodles are the right consistency
7. Once noodles are done add veggies and cook until they soften enough for your taste.
8. Taste a noodle (add cayenne pepper if you want it spicier but be careful)
1. Plate and garnish with your choice of lime wedge, parsley, and/or
whole cayenne pepper.
2. Traditionally served in square plate with curved edges to aid in eating with chopsticks. If not eating with chop sticks any plate will do.