Pad Thai for A.W.E.D-Thai

My DH travels to Thailand quite a bit on business. Being a foodie himself, he raves about all the food he has eats on the streets and in the restaurants of Bangkok. He absolutely loves pad thai, papaya salad, sticky mango rice and pineapple fried rice. I tried making papaya salad at home, but it wasn’t up to his expectations. Well.. I didn’t like it much either.

I wanted to try pad thai next, but I couldn’t find pad thai noodles in any of the groceries I go to. Then last weekend we went to 555 Asian Supermarket in Jersey City, NJ and I bought a pad-thai kit with sauce et al. but I ditched the sauce packet and made my own.

Pad Thai for A.W.E.D-Thai

Recipe is from Vegan with a Vengeance, which I’ve been eyeing to make for quite sometime now. It is a quick and easy recipe if you have all the ingredients on hand. To my relief, DH LOVED it and said we should serve it to one of his Thai colleagues for dinner. I think that says it all.

On to the recipe now.

Adapated from Vegan With a Vengeance.

My DH travels to Thailand quite a bit on business. Being a foodie himself, he raves about all the food he has eats on the streets and in the restaurants of Bangkok. He absolutely loves pad thai, papaya salad, sticky mango rice and pineapple fried rice. I tried making papaya salad at home, but it was...

Pad Thai

Summary

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  • Coursemain course
  • Cuisinethai
  • Yield2 servings 2 serving
  • Cooking Time20 minutesPT0H20M
  • Preparation Time20 minutesPT0H20M
  • Total Time40 minutesPT0H40M

Ingredients

For the Sauce:
Tamari
3 tbsps
Sugar
3 tbsps
Tomato Paste
1 tbsp
Asian Hot sauce (like Sriracha sauce)
1 tbsp
Rice Wine Vinegar
2 tbsps
Tamarind concentrate or Lime juice
1 ½ tbsps
For the Pad Thai:
Pad Thai Noodles – cooked according to packages directions
8 oz.
Tofu – drained and pressed cut into small cubes or triangles
8 oz.
Red onion – small, cut in thinly sliced
1 half and
Garlic – minced
1 clove
Lemongrass – finely minced
½ tbsp
Bean sprouts
1 cup
Scallions (sliced into 1 ½” lengths)
4
Dry red chili – crumbled
1
Roasted peanuts – chopped
¼ cup
Cilantro – chopped
2 tbsps
Lemon serving
wedges for

Steps

  1. Set the prepared noodles to the side.
  2. Mix all the ingredients for the sauce; keep aside.
  3. In a large sauté pan, or a wok, heat 1 tbsp peanut oil and quickly add tofu. Stir fry for 5-6 minutes until tofu is crisp on the outside. Remove and keep aside.
  4. Pour 1 tbsp more peanut oil to the pan, add onions and stir-fry for 30 seconds. Then add garlic, lemon grass and stir-fry for 30 more seconds.
  5. Now add the sauce and once the sauce starts to bubble, add the noodles and mix well.
  6. Then add tofu, scallions, chili and peanuts. Stir for 30 seconds. Transfer to two serving plates and garnish with coriander and lemon wedges. (I didnt have lemon wedges for garnish ;-( but we never missed them while eating) Enjoy hot.
Pad Thai for A.W.E.D-Thai

According to my DH, all the ingredients for pad Thai are served separately in Thailand and the final dish is usually a little dry. But this dish is full of flavor with just the right amount of gravy. Also if you notice there is no salt added to the dish, but you won’t even realize it. I used low sodium tamari and didn’t think the dish lacked flavor. I’ll be making this very often now.

This is going to lovely DK @ Culinary Bazaar for her A.W.E.D: Thai cuisine event. I’m thinking since the event is on, I’m going to try more Thai dishes, so even my DH will be happy. Two birds at one shot.. right!!!!!

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