Pad Thai - Rombauer Vineyards
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Pad Thai

Prep Time:

30 Minutes

Cook Time:

20 Minutes

Total Time:

50 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 6 ounces rice stick noodles
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • 8 ounces large shrimp (can substitute with chicken, pork, or lobster)
  • 2 tablespoons Thai fish sauce
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime or lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 4 tablespoon peanut oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup scallion (white part only)
  • 1 to 2 small green chiles
  • 1 small garlic clove
  • 1/2 cup fresh bean sprouts
  • 1/3 cup roasted peanutes
  • 1/4 cup basil leaves
  • 1/4 cup cilantro
  • 2 teaspoons dried shrimp
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • lime wedges

1Step 1

  • Soak in hot water to cover until softened, 20 to 30 minutes:
    • 6 ounces rice stick noodles
  • Drain; cover and set aside.

2Step 2

  • Stir together well in a medium bowl:
    • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
    • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • Add and toss to coat:
    • 8 ounces large shrimp, peeled, deveined, and split lengthwise in half
  • Marinate for 15 to 20 minutes

3Step 3

  • Stir together in a small bowl:
    • 2 tablespoons Thai fish sauce
    • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
    • 1/4 cup fresh lime or lemon juice
    • 3 tablespoons sugar

4Step 4

  • Heat wok or large skillet over high heat until hot. Pour in:
    • 1 tablespoon peanut oil
  • Swirl the oil around the pan until very hot but not smoking. Add the shrimp and stir-fry 30 to 45 seconds.
  • Drain the shrimp in a colander

5Step 5

  • Reheat the pan until hot. Pour in:
    • 2 tablespoons peanut oil
  • Swirl briefly, then slowly pour into the pan and cook, stirring vigorously, until set:
    • 3 eggs, well beaten
  • Remove to a plate, heat the pan again until hot. Pour in:
    • 2 tablespoons peanut oil
  • Swirl until very hot but not smoking.
  • Add and stir-fry until the garlic browns very slightly:
    • 1/2 cup 1 1/2 inch pieces scallion (white part only)
    • 1 to 2 small green chiles, seeded and chopped
    • 1 small garlic clove, finely minced

6Step 6

  • Add the noodles and stir until well coated. Add the fish sauce mixture and stir well, then add the shrimp and eggs and stir well.
  • In order listed, stir in:
    • 1/2 cup fresh bean sprouts
    • 1/3 cup roasted peanuts, coarsely chopped
    • 1/4 cup basil leaves, cut into thin strips
    • 1/4 cup cilantro leaves
    • 1/2 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes
  • Garnish with lime wedges

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