No Meat, Lotsa Heat Pad Thai

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Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep
1 hr 20 mins
Cook
10 mins

This recipe was given to me by an almost vegetarian friend. You can easily add shredded chicken, beef, fish or cooked scrambled egg. I included the recipe for fish sauce, but you could easily use the commercially available kind. This dish is a treat for anyone who likes spicy and/or thai food. Prep. time includes marinating

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Ingredients

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Directions

  1. To make fish sauce: mash anchovies with one clove of garlic and soya sauce.
  2. Combine fish sauce with worcestershire, sugar, and lime juice in a bowl.
  3. Add tofu and marinate for one hour at room temperature or up to 8 hours in fridge.
  4. Drain tofu, reserving marinade.
  5. Cook noodles and set aside.
  6. Heat oil in wok and add garlic, onions, and red pepper.
  7. Sauté for 2-3 minutes on med-high heat then add hot pepper, tofu and 1 tbsp peanuts.
  8. Stir fry 2-3 minutes more and add sprouts and noodles.
  9. Heat through.
  10. Add cilantro, remaining peanuts, chili just before serving.
  11. Enjoy!
Most Helpful

5 5

I liked this alot! It's full of great colors from all the veggies, and just the right amount of "heat". I used bottled fish sauce instead of making in from scratch. Nice, quick and easy meal. The peanuts and cilantro add a nice touch for the garnishes!

4 5

I also added shitake mushrooms and used commercial fish sauce (3 tbsp) and this turned out spectacularly well. Definitely one to make again.

5 5

This was a beautiful and colorful dish. I too used bottled fish sauce. I added a little hoisin sauce at the end because I wanted a little more sauce. I also added mushrooms. Thanks for a lovely dinner!