Prep 20 mins
Cook 30 mins
From Complete Book of Thai Cooking by Linda Stephen.
- 8 ounces dried medium rice noodles
- 3 tablespoons chicken stock, ketchup or 3 tablespoons tomato sauce
- 3 tablespoons lime juice or 3 tablespoons tamarind paste
- 2 tablespoons fish sauce
- 2 tablespoons palm sugar or 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1⁄2 teaspoon hot chili sauce
- 3 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 3 garlic cloves, chopped
- 4 ounces shrimp, peeled and deveined, cut into small pieces
- 4 ounces boneless chicken or 4 ounces pork, cut into small pieces
- 2 cups bean sprouts, divided
- 2 green onions, chopped
- 1⁄4 cup peanuts, chopped
- 1⁄4 cup fresh cilantro leaves
- fresh red chile, cut into strips (optional)
- 1 lime, cut into wedges
- To soften noodes, place in a large bowl. Cover with very hot water and let stand for 10 to 12 minutes, or until softened but still firm (pinch them to check). Rinse well with cold water and drain.
- In a small bowl or measuring cup, combine stock, lime juice, fish sauce, sugar, and chili sauce.
- Heat a wok or large skillet over medium-high heat and add 1 Tbsp oil. Add beaten eggs to hot pan and swirl to coat bottom of pan. Cook until starting to set, then stir to break into pieces. Remove from wok and reserve.
- Add remaining oil to wok. When hot, add garlic, shrimp, and chicken and stir fry for 2 minutes, or until shrimp and chicken are just cooked. Stir in noodles and reserved sauce mixture and cook for 1-2 minutes, or until noodles are soft but not mushy.
- Add 1 cup of bean sprouts and cooked eggs and toss to combine.
- Turn noodles onto a serving platter. Sprinkle with remaining bean sprouts, green onions, peanuts, cilantro, and chilies, if using. Garnish with lime wedges.
My DH loves Shrimp Pad Thai at the Bonefish Grill. Unfortunately, this is a dish they serve rarely. Now he can have it whenever the mood strikes since he thinks this recipe is just as good!
it was tasty,but there were a few things that just didnt seem right in the heat department, i trippled the recipe for guests and maybe that was my downfall, i will make this again sometime but will def tweek the recipe just a bit to make it a little more spicy and a little less fishy.
I gave the four stars, but that might be my mistake. I didn't have any hot peppers or hot chili sauce and I think that would have livened it up just a bit. I agree with the poster below that you can double the sauce. The noodles will soak it all up and that might "spice" it up a bit. I also used walnuts to substitute for peanuts and that was fine.