PLEASE NOTE: This calls for one 1/2 pound package of noodles. Not one pound. Not a pound and a half. I'm not sure how else to write it so that it's clearer. I think this is a great Pad Thai recipe - quick and easy. It's certainly a favourite in our house. I would suggest making a double batch of the sauce, so the dish is even more flavorful. For those with milder tastes, cut back on the red pepper flakes. The recipe as is has quite a bite to it. This isn't a "authentic" Pad Thai recipe, so if that's what you are looking for, then this may not be it.
- 1 (1/2 lb) package rice noodles
- 3 tablespoons fish sauce
- 2 tablespoons ketchup
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 2 teaspoons chili-garlic sauce (sambal oelek)
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 2 tablespoons peanut oil
- 6 garlic cloves
- 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast
- 1⁄2 lb fresh shrimp
- 1⁄2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (hot)
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups bean sprouts
- 5 green onions
- 1 cup chopped cilantro (coriander)
- 3 limes
- 1⁄4 cup coarsely chopped roasted peanuts
- Place noodles in large bowl and cover with boiling water for about 10 minutes.
- Set aside.
- Mix together fish sauce, ketchup, Worcestershire, chili-garlic sauce and sugar.
- Set aside.
- Cut chicken into 1" cubes.
- Peel and de-vein raw shrimp and chop coarsely.
- Finely chop garlic.
- Heat peanut oil in large frying pan or wok.
- Add garlic, chicken, shrimp and red pepper flakes.
- Stir until shrimp turns pink.
- Add sauce mixture and stir for 3 more minutes.
- Add beaten eggs and stir constantly for one minute.
- Add drained rice noodles and toss until coated.
- Stir in bean sprouts, onions and 1/2 cup cilantro.
- Stir and toss for a minute or so, until heated.
- Spoon out onto large serving platter.
- Sprinkle with chopped peanuts and remaining cilantro.
- Top with slices or wedges of lime, which will be used to squeeze over noodles upon serving.
I adjusted the noodles down to 1/2 pound per Martha's instructions to me, but doubled the sauce anyway - I like stuff juicy - and this was perfect! Thanks - I've been looking for a pad thai recipe and I have definitely found a real keeper.
The taste is pretty good, but I'm not sure about the measurements. I think 1 lb of noodles is too much. The same goes for the chicken and shrimp. It turned out too dry. There wasn't enough sauce.
I had read all 86 of the reviews.... Is this an authentic Pad Thai...no...but your description of this recipe says it is not an authentic. Is this recipe good....no...it is a delicious recipe..... But a definite must in doubling the sauce or even tripling for sure. To the sauce I did add 1 Tbs of peanut butter only because I like the taste of peanut butter in my Pad Thai's. Also I cooked the chicken first then added the shrimp, being that chicken takes a little longer than shrimps. And I did cook my noodles according to the package directions. Otherwise made the recipe as it is. Served mine with some edamame beans.....This really made for a very yummy lunch. I have actually made this again this past week with Pork tenderloin thinly sliced with some shrimps, and that turned out really delicious too....Definitely has a good bite to it with the garlic chili sauce...especially when you are doubling the sauce. Really doesn't need the extra pepper flakes at all. Thanks for sharing a quick wonderful tasting recipe Martha !! We all enjoyed it.