Food Fashion and Flow: Shrimp and Chicken Pad Thai   

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Shrimp and Chicken Pad Thai







Pad Thai is one of those dishes with multiple dimensions of flavor. Chock full of spices, vegetables, noodles, whats not to love? I always order this when I go out for Thai food, but I wanted to switch it up and make it myself.  I had all of the ingredients on hand except for the noodles, which I purchased in the Asian section of  the grocery store.  This dish is very filling and bursting with flavor and texture!  It takes a little time to prepare this dish, but I promise it will be time well spent. When those delicious aromas start floating around the neighborhood,  you might have a few new friends after you make this dish:-)

Garlic adds delicious flavor and has lots of great health benefits too


Bean Sprouts add lots of crunchy texture

Lime adds a refreshing burst of flavor


Cilantro is the perfect topping for this dish!


A hint of chopped peanuts on top makes this extra special


I love this with Shrimp and Chicken, but you can easily make this a vegetarian dish by omitting the shrimp and chicken or you can substitute with Tofu.  Ok, lets make Pad Thai!

Ingredients

  • 1 (8 ounce) package dried flat rice noodles
  • 3 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Asian chile pepper sauce, divided
  • 1/4 cup chicken stock
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
  • 8 ounces medium shrimp - peeled and deveined
  • 8 ounces skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 cups bean sprouts
  • 6 green onions, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chopped unsalted dry-roasted peanuts
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 lime, cut into 8 wedges
  • 1 additional cup of bean sprouts for topping
Instructions 

  1. Fill a large bowl with hot tap water and place the noodles in it to soak for 20 minutes.
  2. In a small bowl, stir together the fish sauce, lime juice, sugar, oyster sauce, 2 teaspoons of the chile sauce and chicken stock. Set aside.
  3. Heat a wok or large skillet over high heat and add vegetable oil. When the oil is hot, stir in garlic and cook for about 10 seconds. Add shrimp and chicken; cook, stirring constantly until shrimp is opaque and chicken is cooked through, 5 to 7 minutes.
  4. Move everything in the wok out to the sides and pour the eggs in the center. Cook and stir the eggs until firm. Add the noodles to the wok and pour in the sauce. Cook, stirring constantly, until the noodles are tender. Add a bit more water if needed to finish cooking the noodles. Stir in 3 cups of bean sprouts and green onions. Remove from the heat and garnish with chopped peanuts. Taste for seasoning, adjusting the spice or lime juice if needed.
  5. Serve garnished with fresh cilantro and remaining bean sprouts and lime wedges on the side.

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15 comments:

Collections said...

That pad thai looks incredible, it's one of my favorite thai dishes... I can't believe you made it!

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Dr. Reginia said...

Looks great. I've only tried Thai once. It's time for another helping.

Elisa said...

oh wow this sounds sooo nice, i may need to try this out!

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♛ FWB said...

Looks delicious- I have to try this asap!

Thanks for sharing!

xo,

FWB

Ashley {hudson's happenings} said...

My husband would love this meal...thanks for sharing!!

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Looks incredible!

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Kat said...

I can almost TASTE this dish. I love pad thai but am scared of all the crap in most take-out versions and many are too sickly sweet. This sounds quite healthy and absolutely DELICIOUS. It's going on my must-make list!

Vivi said...

I love me some Pad Thai. One of my favorite dishes. I must try to make this meal one of these days.

Lea said...

Looks DELICIOUS! I am going to make it tonight for our Superbowl dinner!

Yummy said...

Yum, yum, yum!

Charles said...

I love Thai food - there aren't many decent Thai restaurants near where I live alas :( Beautiful looking photos... I love the cilantro pic :D

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A Haute Mommy said...

This looks so delicious!

The Midwest Muse said...

This looks so delicious!

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Vale said...

amazing!!
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