How to make it

  • Pad Thai is a versatile noodle dish that has a combinations of flavors ( hot, sweet, spicy, salty,sour etc. ) that one may tailor to ones preferences.
  • It may be vegetarian or meat or fish based.
  • Preparation and cooking methods differ.
  • Our family either adds tofu or chicken or we simply prepare a basic plain noodle recipe with just the mushrooms.
  • Soak rice noodles in water about 1/2 hour.
  • I usually then drain them and then cover with boiling water about 5 minutes to soften them more and then drain well.
  • The long noodles may also be cut if they are too long before use.
  • Combine sauce ingredients and heat in a small pan and adjust to taste.Sauce may be increased as desired.
  • In a heavy duty pan heat peanut oil and cook garlic and shallot just until pale.
  • If using tofu or chicken, add and stir and cook them now.
  • Stir in peanuts, and mushrooms if using.
  • One may also have prior prepared the tofu or chicken seasoned and sautéed/deep fried.
  • Add drained noodles and stir well.
  • Add sauce, fork beaten egg and stir in well ( or one may cook/scramble eggs separately and then cut them into strands and add later ).
  • If noodles are too dry add a little water.
  • Adjust sauce/seasonings.
  • Garnish with basil and fresh lemon grass and chopped dry roasted peanuts.

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    " It was excellent "
    shecooks4u ate it and said...
    thanks for this delightful recipe
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  • midgelet 10 years ago
    Red chili , add only if you want!
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  • justjakesmom 10 years ago
    I love Pad Thai, I've only had it out and made it from a (whisper) mix. I need to get some lemon grass. No red chili - doesn't it usually have it?
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