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Pad Thai Recipe

Looking for an easy Pad Thai recipe? Learn how to make Pad Thai using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by whatwhere78

Makes 2 servings



My take on the classic Thai dish.

Recipe Ingredients for Pad Thai

8 ounces dried rice noodle
1/4 cup oyster sauce
3 tablespoons sweet chili sauce
2 tablespoons sugar
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
18 large shrimp, peeled with tails on
4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 onion, sliced
3 fresh chili peppers, sliced
1 large egg, lightly beaten

Recipe Directions for Pad Thai

  1. Soak the dried rice noodles in cool or lukewarm water for 30 minutes, or until they're limp but still firm to the touch; later cooking in the wok will soften them more. Drain the noodles thoroughly in a colander and set aside while preparing the other ingredients.

  2. In a small bowl, mix the oyster sauce, sweet chili sauce, and sugar; stir well to melt the sugar. Taste and adjust flavors to the desired combination of salty, sour, and sweet.

  3. Heat a wok over medium-high heat until it is smoking hot. Add 1 tablespoon of the oil and quickly stir-fry the shrimp until they turn pink and are almost cooked through; 1 to 2 minutes. Remove the shrimp to a plate and cover to keep warm.

  4. Add the remaining oil to the wok and toss in the garlic, onion, and chile; stir-fry for 30 seconds. Push the garlic and onionsto 1 side of the wok and pour the egg into the center. Scramble the egg lightly until set, breaking it up into pieces with a spatula. Add the drained noodles to the wok, stirring and tossing quickly with 2 spatulas to separate the strands. Pour in the oyster sauce mixture, tossing well to coat the noodles and keep them from sticking (if the noodles are still too firm, drizzle with 1 to 2 tablespoons of water to help them cook.)

  5. Garnish with the lime wedges and cilantro. Squeeze lime juice over each portion before eating.

Categories

Main Dish, Thai, Stir Fry

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 308.7g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
520
Calories from Fat
214
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
23.8g
37%
Saturated Fat
5.0g
25%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
202mg
67%
Sodium
570mg
24%
Potassium
251mg
7%
Total Carbohydrates
58.5g
20%
Dietary Fiber
2.4g
10%
Sugars
24.5g
Protein
15.7g
Vitamin A 9% Vitamin C 12%
Calcium 6% Iron 13%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
C+
  Good points
  • High in selenium
  •   Bad points
  • High in cholesterol
  • High in sugar
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