Quick & Easy Shrimp Pad Thai

"With 10 minutes of active preparation and 20 minutes for soaking the noodles, this easy Pad Thai comes together in no time flat. Not a fan of shrimp? Toss some cooked chicken in with the 5-ingredient sauce to make a delicious alternative."
 
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photo by Jonathan Melendez photo by Jonathan Melendez
photo by Jonathan Melendez photo by Jonathan Melendez
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photo by Jonathan Melendez photo by Jonathan Melendez
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Ready In:
30mins
Ingredients:
13
Serves:
4
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ingredients

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directions

  • Place rice noodles in a large bowl. Cover with very hot tap water, stir and set aside until tender, 20 minutes. Do not over soak. Drain and reserve 1 cup soaking liquid.
  • Whisk to combine peanut butter, sambal, lime zest, fish sauce and brown sugar in a medium bowl. Set aside.
  • In a large skillet over high heat, warm oil until shimmering. Add shrimp and cook until nearly cooked through, about 2 minutes per side. Add noodles, peanut butter mixture and ? cup reserved soaking water. Cook until fragrant and warmed through. Remove from heat, add lime juice and season to taste with additional fish sauce, adding additional soaking water if necessary to thin sauce. Add tomatoes, bean sprouts and cilantro. Toss everything together to combine. Serve immediately, garnished with peanuts, cilantro and sliced limes.
  • Serve immediately, garnished with peanuts, cilantro and sliced limes.

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Reviews

  1. Gidget265
    HI - the recipe looks nice - will try something like it - but 10 minute pad thai with the first direction to soak noodles for 20 minutes? Don'tcha think that is a bit of false advertising? Why not super quick pad thai?
     
  2. jtwig
    Love this recipe! I've made it twice now, the first time exactly as written and the second time, doubling the recipe with a few changes. Exactly as written is amazing but a bit on the hot side for our tastes. The second time, I doubled the recipe using only 1 tbls of the chili paste and I added scallions at the end. Minor changes. This recipe is delicious, and so quick to prepare!!!
     
  3. wfritz5204
    5 ingredients? I count 11. 10 min? No. 20 to 30 min. Prep time. Come on now!
     
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Tweaks

  1. FoodieFirst
    I add a tablespoon on tamarind paste (concentrate). It's readily available in Asian or Indian grocery stores. If you decide to use it, cut the lime juice by half.
     

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