Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Pad Thai Recipe

I love some good Pad Thai take out and there is a place close to our house that has some really yummy Thai food! A few weeks back our friend Stacy made this delicious Pad Thai and since then I just HAD to have the recipe! I made it last week and my husband and I couldn't get enough of it!
Here is today's Delicious Dish Tuesday:


What you need:
  • 1 pkg/box of Rice Noodles (I used the Thai Kitchen Stir Fry Rice Noodles)
  • 1 lb. of chicken or meat of your choice (or omit if vegetarian)
  • 3-4 eggs
  • 1 pkg. extra firm tofu
  • 1 medium bag of bean sprouts
  • 1 bunch of green onion
  • Sugar
  • Vinegar (I chose the rice vinegar)
  • Fish sauce
  • Crushed peanuts
  • Crushed red pepper (to taste)
  • Olive oil


The prep:
  • Cook the noodles according to the package. On the back of the box it states to cover the noodles with saran wrap if not using for a little bit. I drained my noodles once they were done and covered them but I also needed to rinse them lightly with some warm water since they got a little bit sticky.
  • I had to crush my own peanuts because I could not find any in the store. I bought the Planters salted peanuts and put a little in at a time in a food chopper.
  • Cut up your green onion, chicken and tofu.

Make it:
  • This is made in batches.
  • Heat some olive oil in a large stock pot and add approx. 1 cup of chicken.
  • Cook the chicken through and then add one egg, handful of bean sprouts and a handful of tofu (or more if desired).
  • Cook for another minute or two.
  • Then add 3 Tbsp. of crushed peanuts, 1 Tbsp. of vinegar, 2 Tbsp. sugar, 2 Tbsp. fish sauce.
  • Add pinch of green onion and a pinch of red pepper (or to taste, we liked adding more red pepper for a little bit spicier).
  • Cook until heated through.
  • Add to a large (oven safe) bowl or dish. Heat oven to a "keep warm temp" (I did 200 degrees) and repeat the process until everything is gone! I think I made about 3-4 batches. You can always get more ingredients if you have a larger crowd and make more batches! :) 
  • Serve with lemon if desired.


Again, special thanks to my friend Stacy for this recipe!!
Linking up today (and every Tuesday!) with:


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Do you have a favorite "take out copy cat" that you love to make at home?

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you enjoy some goodness today!


6 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness! I'm obsessed with Thai food and got to this little restaurant by my office almost every week. Never thought about making it at home! I also overload my Pad Thai with crushed peanuts lol!

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  2. Mmm I love me some good pad Thai!!

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  3. Wow this looks amazing! Love pad thai but I've never attempted to make it myself. Definitely going to have to try this :)

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  4. Ooh we LOVE pad thai so I'll definitely be trying this! Have you ever tried squeezing a lime all over it when finished? Takes it to another level :)

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  5. Pinning this! This is going on my dinner list next week!

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  6. I've actually never had tai before, so I'm not sure if I'm brave enough to tackle this recipe or not. Thanks for joining at Delicious Dish Tuesday, I hope to see another tasty recipe tomorrow :)

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