Shrimp Pad Thai
This is another recipe I found on Pinterest – and once again, Pinterest did not fail me. I love pad thai, a lot. My very dear friend Brit and I somehow managed to eat at Big Bowl once a week in college, how our wallets (and waistlines) could afford it – I’m still not sure. But, it was and still is our spot! Anyway, I always ordered pad thai. I have tried making it before without a whole lot of success, the recipes just didn’t seem right. Check this one out – I tweaked it a bit, I added shrimp, fish sauce, a few more scallions, crushed red pepper flakes and another clove of garlic.
Shrimp Pad Thai
Yield: 2-4 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Gree8 ounces dried rice noodles
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice, plus wedges for serving
3 tablespoons soy sauce - used low sodium soy sauce
1 tablespoon fish sauce
1 squirt Sriracha - I used way more than this, add more or less based on how spicy you like your food
2 teaspoons olive oil
6 scallions (green onions), white and green parts, separated and thinly sliced
2 cloves of garlic, minced
2 large eggs, light beaten
1/2 cup fresh cilantro, minced
1/4 cup chopped roasted, salted peanuts
1 lb. of shrimp, deveined, cooked and tails removed
A few shakes of crushed red pepper flakes
Soak noodles according to package instructions, drain them and run hot water over them so they don't get sticky.
In a small bowl, whisk together brown sugar, lime juice, soy sauce, fish sauce and sriracha. In a large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add scallion whites and garlic and cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant. Add eggs and cook, scraping skillet with spatula until eggs are almost set (still wet looking, but almost completely cooked through). Transfer eggs to a plate. Cook the shrimp in a skillet, then add noodles, scallion greens, and sauce. Cook, tossing constantly, until noodles are soft. Add egg mixture and toss to coat, breaking eggs up gently.
Serve noodles with lime wedges, topped with cilantro and peanuts. I groaned when I realized I forgot the bean sprouts!