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Yalla, let's eat Shrimp Pad Thai!

Updated: Apr 20

Yep. I did that. You're welcome. Okay all you cool cats and kittens, another take-out favorite for you guys in a time where it's not so easy to get your favorite meals. I would have thai at least once a week with my co-workers. To brighten up such stressful times, I decided to share with you an easy pad thai recipe that you can make right at home. I personally don't like eggs, tofu, or bean sprouts, so I didn’t add it but please do! Tip: This recipe calls for lime but I made it with lemon which works too! Also, I used a lime leaf (had it from the asian store). As an alternative, you can peel a piece of the lime and use that instead. Just don't get the white part, that's bitter. Ew David.





Servings: 4-6 people

Prep time: 30 min

Cook time: 15 min

Ingredients

  • 8 oz. rice noodles (linguine version)

  • 1lb of shrimp (size 71/90)

  • 1 lime leaf

  • 1/2 onion finely chopped

  • 4 cloves of garlic finely chopped

  • 1/4 inch of grated ginger (just cut off a knob and grate it lol)

  • 1small jalepeno pitted and finely chopped

  • 1 bell pepper sliced (optional)

  • Other additions ( 1 egg scrambled, tofu, bean sprouts)

Sauce

  • 1/4 cup of soy sauce

  • 2 tablespoon of rice vinegar

  • 2 tablespoon of peanut butter

  • 1 tablespoon of sesame oil

  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce (Red Boat is the best)

  • 1 tablespoon of hoisin

  • 1/2 tablespoon of chili onion crunch (use sambal is you don't have)

  • 1 tablespoon siracha

  • 1/2 lemon squeezed (or you can use 1 lime)

  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar

Toppings

  • 1/2 cup of chopped peanuts

  • 1/2 cup of finely chopped parsley

Directions:

  1. Mix all your sauce ingredients together. While you are chopping and prepping your ingredients, let the rice noodles soak in a bowl covered in really hot water for 25 min. Then drain.Tip: to avoid sticking add a little oil and mix your noodles like you would any pasta

  2. In a wok (or wide pan) on high heat, add some sesame oil (or avocado). Add your onions, garlic, lime leaf, ginger, jalepno and peppers. You can add tofu and egg here too.

  3. When cooked and you smell all the yumminess, add your shrimp but don't overcook! Just a couple of minutes.

  4. Add your sauce to the wok and let it cook out for a couple min till you get a simmer.

  5. Add your noodles! Mix quickly. Top with the crushed peanuts and cilantro.

  6. Yalla, let's eat Pad Thai!

Be sure to tag me in your remakes and #yallaletseat Can't wait for ya'll to try it!











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