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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 babeltastic

Makes 4 servings



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Recipe Ingredients for pad thai

12 ounces rice noodles, 1/4 inch thick
5 tablespoons grapeseed oil
3 eggs, lightly beaten
4 garlic cloves, minced
4 ounces shrimp, peeled
4 ounces tofu, or extra-firm tofu, blotted dry, sliced
2 scallions, cut into 1-inch lengths
1 cup bean sprouts, rinsed and trimmed
2 tablespoons nam pla (Thai fish sauce)
2 teaspoons ketchup
2 teaspoons sugar
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
2 tbs lime juice, cut into wedges

Recipe Directions for pad thai

  1. 1. Put the noodles in a bowl and pour boiling water over them to cover. Soak until softened, at least 15 minutes; if you want to hold them a little longer, drain them, fill the bowl with cold water, and return the noodles to the bowl.

  2. 2. Put 2 tablespoons of the oil in large skillet over medium heat. When hot, add the eggs and scramble quickly for the first minute or so with a fork almost flat against the bottom of the pan; you're aiming for a thin egg cr�pe of sorts, one with the smallest curd you can achieve. Cook just until set and transfer the cr�pe to a cutting board. Cut into 1/4-inch strips and set aside.

  3. 3. Raise the heat to high and add the remaining oil. When hot, add the garlic and shrimp and cook, stirring occasionally, until the shrimp lose their raw gray color, about 2 minutes. Remove from the pan with a slotted spoon and transfer to a plate next to the stove. Add the tofu, scallions, and half of the bean sprouts to the pan and cook, stirring occasionally, for 3 minutes. Transfer with a slotted spoon to the plate with the shrimp.

  4. 4. Put the drained noodles, eggs, nam pla, tamarind, and sugar in the pan and cook, stirring occasionally, until the noodles are heated through, then add the stir-fried tofu mixture. Toss once or twice and transfer the contents of the pan to a serving platter. Top with the peanuts, cilantro, chiles, and remaining bean sprouts. Serve with the lime wedges.

  5. Vegetarian Pad Thai.

  6. Omit the shrimp and increase the tofu to 8 ounces. Substitute soy sauce for the fish sauce.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 270.6g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
380
Calories from Fat
204
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
22.7g
35%
Saturated Fat
2.9g
14%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
195mg
65%
Sodium
856mg
36%
Potassium
305mg
9%
Total Carbohydrates
29.2g
10%
Dietary Fiber
1.3g
5%
Sugars
3.7g
Protein
16.5g
Vitamin A 8% Vitamin C 40%
Calcium 11% Iron 16%
* 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
B+
  Good points
  • High in selenium
  • High in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • High in cholesterol
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