A classic past-time dinner for Brian and I was pad thai. Now, in school I had an amazing chef teach me the traditional way…from soaking fresh tamarind pods to get pulp, using high quality palm sugar and fish sauce, down to the garnishes that adorn this awesome dish…considered one of the classic dishes from Thailand, it’s just a staple in our house. Now, the challenge, make it simple and accessible for most. And of course, healthier than what is typically served.
Now, it starts with shortening the ingredient list and using ingredients that are more accessible. So here’s the ingredient list:
2, 8oz packages Shirataki Fettuccine Noodles
6 oz Shrimp, raw
1/2 block Extra Firm Tofu
1/2 tbsp sesame oil
1 scallion, diced 1/2″
1 cup sliced onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp ginger, minced
1 1/2 tsp crushed red (or less, depending on taste)
1 tbsp Olive Oil
1 large egg, beaten
1 1/2 tbsp all natural crunchy peanut butter
1 tbsp honey
1 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp lime juice
1 tbsp rice vinegar
1/2 tsp fish sauce
Seems lengthy, but it’s so worth it. A little note, though, we like things spicy (well, I do…Brian has truly increased his tolerance over the years)…and this turned out…well…spicy. nom nom
Method of Preparation
• Drain and rinse noodles. Set on a paper towel to dry and cover with a paper towel (until ready to use)
• Dry and dice tofu into cubes; toss with sesame oil
• Mix minced ginger & garlic, set aside
• Mix together sliced onion & scallions
• Mix together: peanut butter, soy sauce, fish sauce, crushed red pepper, honey, lime juice & vinegar; set aside.
• Heat a wok on high; add oil and fry tofu for 3 – 5 minutes until browned. Push to one side and add in egg. Fry and break apart. Mix with tofu.
• Push tofu & egg to the perimeter of the wok and add shrimp and let sear for 30 – 60 seconds. Toss with rest of pan.
• Again push everything to the perimeter of the wok and add garlic/ginger, onions & scallions. Toss. Add in noodles & wok for 2 minutes.
• Toss in sauce and wok for 2 – 3 minutes and serve piping hot!
Garnish with lime wedges, chopped cilantro and some fresh bean sprouts on top for additional crunch!
Servings Per Recipe: 2
Serving Size: 1 serving
Amount Per Serving
Total Fat 28.6 g
Saturated Fat 3.8 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 10.5 g
Monounsaturated Fat 11.3 g
Cholesterol 221.7 mg
Sodium 777.2 mg
Potassium 498.9 mg
Total Carbohydrate 29.3 g
Dietary Fiber 7.0 g
Sugars 12.9 g
Protein 39.1 g
Hope you enjoy!
For now, stay healthy.