Thursday, February 16, 2012
Easy Pad Thai
I just realised couple of days ago that i have never done a noodle recipe here on my blog except for pasta. Infact i take noodles more than rice on a weekly basis .When i lunch out, i usually take noodles like prawn mee, curry noodles, they are really tasty and i dont think i can cook as close as compared to those in hawker stalls. But this pad thai is different, simpler to cook. Each time when i take pad thai, i tell myself that i wanted to try cooking this. Well, maybe this is not as authentic as the thai traditional one but cooking this at home with lesser ingredients, i think i can at least score a pass :-)
100gm thai rice stick noodles
8 medium sized prawns, tails intact
2-3 stalks chinese chives, cut into lengths
small bunch of bean sprouts, about 1 cup
1 egg, beaten
3 cloves of garlic
some coarsely chopped peanuts
some chilli flakes
1 1/2 tbsp fish sauce
juice of 1 lime
11/2 tsp of tamarind paste
1/2 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp of soy sauce
Mix all the seasonings together in a small bowl.
1.Cook the noodles as per packet intstructiontion. I cook mine under boiling water for about 6 minutes, remove them and rinse under drinking water water to prevent them from sticking.
2.Pour some oil into the wok and fry the prawns till they are fully cooked. You can push them aside or transfer them to a small plate. Add the garlics and saute. On high heat, put the noodles in , pour in the seasonings and toss them around until combined.
3.Cook them for about a minute, add in chives and bean sprouts, give them a good stir. Make a hole in the center of the wok and add the egg. When the egg is almost done on one side, cover them with noodles and toss again until heated through. Remove to a plate , top with chopped peanuts and sprinkle some chilli flakes.
The tamarind paste that i use comes in a jar , seedless one.
You can serve this with additional lime wedges and fish sauce if you want a more tangy taste.