Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Pad Thai

While I was watching the Food Network I came across this recipe. I have tried a few Pad Thai recipes, but didn't really like any of them. This one seemed easy and the reviews on it were really good. It was really easy to make and tasted delicious!

Pad Thai
adapted from Sandra Lee

1 (16-ounce) package rice noodles
1 tablespoon canola oil
2 large eggs, beaten
2 tablespoon brown sugar
6 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons fish sauce
1-2 tablespoon chile sauce, depending on how hot you want it
2 tablespoon lime juice
2 tablespoon chopped garlic
1 cup chicken broth
3 carrots, grated
4 scallions, sliced thin
2 cups bean sprouts
Chicken, Shrimp, or Tofu (I used 2 cups rotisserie chicken, shredded)
1/4 cup peanuts, coarsely chopped, for garnish
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, roughly chopped, for garnish

Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook rice noodles according to directions. Set aside.

In a wok or a large skillet scramble the eggs. Cook until they are firm. Remove them from the pan and let them cool a bit. Roughly chop them and set aside.

In a small bowl, whisk together the brown sugar, soy sauce, fish sauce, chile sauce, lime juice, garlic, and broth. Set side.

Add the 1 tablespoon oil to the pan along with the carrots, scallions, and bean sprouts and stir fry 1 minute. Add the reserved eggs, noodles, chicken and sauce, stirring to coat everything completely. (I doubled the sauce from the original recipe so I only used about 3/4 of the sauce. Then we poured the left over sauce on top of our noodles once we had dished up). Cook for another minute. Serve garnished with peanuts and cilantro.

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