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Monday, March 2, 2009

Pad Thai


Pad Thai literally means "Thai-style stir-fried noodles". I think it really means "Rice noodles of love...".

If you are using a Pad Thai sauce (like the one I used from CurrySimple www.currysimple.com) this is a very easy dish to make. Without using a pre-made sauce it's a bit more involved.

You would think we were getting paid from them to use their stuff but that's just not true - It's just that good of a product so we like using it!

Anyway - This couldn't be any more simple. Soak your rice noodles in water until they soften. This should take about 20 minutes or so. They will soften in cold water and they won't be starchy like they are when you use hot water. Once your noodles are ready, stir fry up your tofu, chicken, scramble your egg, add the green onions. Add the rice noodles and pour on your Pad Thai sauce (I used about a quarter of a cup but you can use more if you like). Mix all of this well and bring it to temperature. Add your bean sprouts and mix through. Plate up your dish and add chopped roasted and salted peanuts, cilantro, and a wedge of lime. Eat and Enjoy!

1 package rice noodles softened in cold water
1/2 brick of firm tofu cut to your liking
1/2 pound of chicken cut to your liking
3 green onions sliced into bite sized pieces (you can use more if you like)
1 egg - scrambled in the pan
1/4 cup pad thai sauce (from CurrySimple www.currysimple.com)
cilantro
roasted salted peanuts
lime wedges

There are thousands of Pad Thai recipes out there - This one came out really dang good! It was super simple and very tasty without the hassle of making your own Pad Thai sauce...

Bon Appetit...

~Nikko

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