Recipe by rpgaymer
Everyone has their own way of making pad thai. This recipe is mine- a lighter version with a pleasant citrus flavor. The ramen used in this recipe is not the kind that comes packaged with a flavor packet- it's the good-quality kind that can be bought from Asian grocery stores. You can also use rice sticks or even spaghetti noodles if in a pinch.
- 8 ounces ramen noodles, cooked
- 1 lb chicken breast, sliced into strips
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 2 teaspoons pepper
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 small red onion, sliced
- 4 lemongrass, peeled & minced
- 1 serrano pepper, sliced
- 3 eggs, lightly beaten
- 1 red bell pepper, seeded & sliced into short strips
- 2 lemons, with zest and juice included
- 3 tablespoons fish sauce
- 1 tablespoon tamarind paste
- 1⁄2 cup peanuts, crushed
- 1⁄4 cup cilantro, finely chopped
- 1 1⁄2 cups bean sprouts
Directions See How It's Made
- Season the chicken with salt and black pepper. Heat the oil in a wok over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and stir-fry until brown and cooked through, about 3 minutes. Set aside.
- Return the wok to medium-high heat. You should have a good bit of oil left; if not, add a some more. When the oil is hot, add the lemongrass, onion and serrano pepper. Stir-fry until the onion is soft, about 1 minute.
- Push the mixture to one side of the wok, then add the eggs to the other side. Stir-fry, breaking up the eggs, until cooked through, about 30 seconds. When the eggs are set, stir everything together.
- Return the chicken to the pan, add the bell pepper, and stir. Add the fish sauce, lemon zest and juice, tamarind concentrate and noodles. Stir and cook until heated through, about 2 minutes.
- Transfer to plates and top with peanuts, cilantro, and bean sprouts.