How to make it

  • Start with rice noodle and fresh veggies: scallions, green onions, asparagus, snow peas, red peppers, garlic, bean sprouts, and cilantro (anything you want to use)
  • Buy bulk rice noodles at an Asian market, this bundle cost about a dollar. Add to boiling water and cook five minutes, drain and rinse.
  • Any meat will do, I find peeled & de-veined shrimp on sale (less than $5 a pound) can use chicken, pork, beef, anything!
  • Shrimp soaking in a garlic/ginger marinade (your call, the imagination is limitless!) [Remember, how you marinate the meat is how you give it character]
  • Scallions thin sliced, garlic minced.
  • Make the sauce (the key is the sauce, and again... the sky is the limit!) Experiment! This one is: Three tablespoons brown sugar, four tablespoons fish sauce, five tablespoons lime juice, your choice of heat.... chili powder, red pepper, etc. Heat until WARM (do not boil) or until sugar is dissolved. [sugar=sweet, fish sauce=salty, lime juice=tart, chili=hot] find the balance that suits your taste. (You can substitute any of these for similar tasting ingredients)
  • Combine shallots, garlic, shrimp in two tablespoons of olive hot oil.
  • Sauté until shrimp is opaque (or if other meat, until cooked/browned)
  • Remove shrimp, shallots, and garlic from pan and place in bowl, set aside.
  • In empty skillet, add two more tablespoons of olive oil, add two eggs (slightly beat) to hot oil & scramble, then add veggies, cook until veggies start to get tender.
  • Reduce heat, add sauce and rice noodles to veggies.
  • Spice it up! I like adding crushed red pepper.
  • Add shrimp, shallots, and garlic, mix well.
  • Add bean sprouts, green onions, and cilantro after veggies are tender.
  • Mix well
  • Serve with lime wedges and sprinkle with crushed red pepper.
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  • equinoxx 8 years ago
    From what I have gathered, Pad Thai is the Asian version of American goulash. Pad Thai = rice noodle, goulash = pasta. Add your choice of vegetables, meat, spices, and sauce. (whatever is available fresh at the local markets) Pretty cool how particular foods indiginous to different geographic locations are used by different cultures in such similar ways! (Asia-rice, America-wheat) The reason why no two Pad Thai recipes taste the same, everyone makes it different. Be bold, get crazy, experiment! Just ask yourself... "what would my tastebuds do?" ;-D
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    " It was excellent "
    a1patti ate it and said...
    I love Pad Thai, thanks! ^5
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  • equinoxx 8 years ago
    Thanks, I wished it would have let me post all the pics Joe! Have a pic for every step.... this is a REALLY GOOD Pad Thai recipe, I have tried MANY!!!
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    " It was excellent "
    joe1155 ate it and said...
    I am crazy about Pad Thai. Great sounding recipe.
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