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:

Full Time Mama

(Martinis and Bikinis and Green Fashionista)

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!


  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!

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

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

  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 :)

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

  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 :)