Lighter Shrimp Pad Thai

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 25 mins

From Cooking Light.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook noodles according to package directions; drain.
  2. While water comes to a boil, combine sugar and next 4 ingredients (through Sriracha) in a small bowl.
  3. Heat a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add onion pieces, shrimp, and garlic; stir-fry 2 minutes or until shrimp is almost done. Add cooked noodles; toss to combine. Stir in sauce; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly to combine. Arrange about 1 cup noodle mixture on each of 4 plates; top each serving with 1/4 cup bean sprouts, 1 tablespoon peanuts, and 2 teaspoons basil.
Most Helpful

Sooooo good... I used sliced firm tofu instead of shrimp.. omitted the fish sauce (didn't have any) and used olive oil instead of canola. Quick, easy, spicy and delish!!! (the tofu fell apart once I tossed it with the sauce and noodles but I didn't mind!.) Satisfied my pad thai craving (and was so quick to make!)

Curlee827 March 02, 2014

My lips were burning and my sinuses opened. Deliciously spicy! The DH liked it too. No way this serves 4, though. I didn't have any rice noodles, so I used a pack of ramen soup noodles, and it barely made for a respectable amount for two. Didn't have any bean sprouts, but some sweet red pepper slices filled in nicely. Thanks for posting, Kasha. This was a (SPICY) treat!

chefess September 21, 2011