Pad Thai with Shrimp

Pad Thai is Thailand’s most well known noodle dish, which you'll find on almost all Thai restaurant menus in America. A trip down the Asian-foods aisle in the supermarket should lead you to its traditional ingredients, such as rice noodles and fish sauce.

  • prep time 40 min
  • total time 40 min
  • ingredients 18
  • servings 4

Ingredients

4
cups water
1
package (6 to 8 oz) linguine-style stir-fry rice noodles (rice stick noodles)*
1/3
cup fresh lime juice
1/3
cup water
3
tablespoons packed brown sugar
3
tablespoons fish sauce or soy sauce
3
tablespoons soy sauce
1
tablespoon rice vinegar or white vinegar
3/4
teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
3
tablespoons vegetable oil
3
cloves garlic, finely chopped
1
medium shallot, finely chopped, or 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
2
eggs, beaten
12
oz frozen cooked peeled deveined medium shrimp, thawed
1/4
cup finely chopped dry-roasted peanuts
3
cups fresh bean sprouts
4
medium green onions, thinly sliced (1/4 cup)
1/4
cup firmly packed cilantro leaves
  • 1 In 3-quart saucepan, heat 4 cups water to boiling. Remove from heat; add noodles (push noodles into water with back of spoon to cover completely with water if necessary). Soak noodles 3 to 5 minutes or until noodles are soft but firm. Drain noodles; rinse with cold water.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in small bowl, stir lime juice, 1/3 cup water, the brown sugar, fish sauce, soy sauce, vinegar, red pepper and 1 tablespoon of the oil until well mixed; set aside.
  • 3 In nonstick wok or 12-inch nonstick skillet, heat remaining 2 tablespoons vegetable oil over medium heat. Cook garlic and shallot in oil about 30 seconds, stirring constantly, until starting to brown. Add eggs. Cook about 2 minutes, stirring gently and constantly, until scrambled but still moist.
  • 4 Stir in noodles and lime juice mixture. Increase heat to high. Cook about 1 minute, tossing constantly with 2 wooden spoons, until sauce begins to thicken. Add remaining ingredients except cilantro. Cook 2 to 3 minutes, tossing with 2 wooden spoons, until noodles are tender. Place on serving platter. Sprinkle with cilantro. Garnish with additional chopped dry-roasted peanuts and green onions if desired.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    560
    (
    Calories from Fat
    210),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    23g
    23%
    (Saturated Fat
    4g,
    4%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    240mg
    240%;
    Sodium
    1310mg
    1310%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    59g
    59%
    (Dietary Fiber
    4g
    4%
      Sugars
    15g
    15%
    ),
    Protein
    29g
    29%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    10%;
    Vitamin C
    15%;
    Calcium
    10%;
    Iron
    25%;
    Exchanges:
    3 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 2 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    4
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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