Pad Thai Recipe
Pad Thai – homemade Pad Thai noodles with shrimp, tofu, peanuts in savory sweet sauce. The best and easiest Pad Thai recipe ever!
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What is Pad Thai Recipe
Pad Thai is a Thai stir-fried noodle dish with rice stick noodles, shrimp, chicken, fried tofu, and bean sprouts. These ingredients are cooked with a sweet, savory and spicy Pad Thai sauce over high heat in a wok. It is a popular street food in Thailand and sold by many street vendors.
Pad Thai Ingredients
What do you put in Pad Thai? You will need rice sticks, fried tofu, bean sprouts, chicken and/or shrimp, peanuts and fresh limes. You can get the ingredients easily now from regular supermarkets, in the International food aisle. If not, you can buy them online or go to an Asian store.
Pad Thai Recipe
Serves 2 | Prep Time: 15 minutes | Cook Time: 5 minutes
4 oz packaged rice noodles
2 tablespoons oil
1 clove garlic, finely minced
4 oz medium-sized shrimp, shelled and deveined
2 oz fried firm tofu, cut into slices
1 large egg
4–6 oz bean sprouts
1 oz Chinese chives or scallions, cut into 2-inch lengths
2 tablespoons crushed peanuts
1 1/2 tablespoons fish sauce
1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
1/2 teaspoon chili powder or more to taste
Follow the package instructions to boil the dry rice noodles. The rice noodles should be soft (but still chewy and not mushy) after boiling. Rinse the boiled noodles with cold running water.
Mix all the ingredients in the Seasonings in a small bowl until well combined and the sugar completely dissolved, set aside.
Heat up a skillet on high heat and add the oil. As soon as the oil is heated, add the garlic into the skillet and start stirring until you smell the aroma of the garlic. Add the shrimp and the tofu pieces into the skillet and continue stirring. As soon as the shrimp changes color, add the noodles into the skillet and stir continuously, about 30 seconds. Use the spatula to push the noodles to one side of the skillet, and crack the egg on the empty side of the skillet. Use the spatula to break the egg yolk and blend with the egg white, let cook for about 30 seconds. Combine the egg and the noodles, and add the Seasoning sauce. Stir to combine well with the noodles.
Next, add the bean sprouts and chives and continue stirring. As soon as the bean sprouts are cooked, stir-in the crushed peanut. Turn off the heat and serve the Pad Thai immediately with the lime wedges.
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