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Pad Thai Recipe

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Added: Friday, September 2, 2005

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
6 3/4 c. water, divided
1/2 lb. uncooked rice sticks (rice-flour noodles) or vermicelli
2 T. oil, divided
1/4 c. low sodium soy sauce
1/4 c. fish sauce
2 T. brown sugar
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 lb. chicken breast, cut into thin strips
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 lb. medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
1/2 c. sliced green onion, use white and 1 inch of green
2 t. paprika
2 c. fresh bean sprouts
1/2 c. chopped fresh cilantro
2 T. chopped peanuts
6 lime wedges

Directions:
Directions:
1. Place 6 c. water in sir fry pan or wok, bring to boil. Add noodles, cook 4 minutes. Drain and rinse with cold water; drain well. Placed cooked noodles in a large bowl. Add 1 t. oil, toss well. Set aside.
2. Combine 3/4 c. water, soy sauce, fish sauce and brown sugar; set aside.
3. Heat 1 t. oil in stir fry pan or wok over medium heat. Add eggs, stir fry 1 minute. Add eggs to noodle mixture. Heat 1 t. oil over medium high heat. Add chicken and garlic; stir fry 5 minutes. Add to noodle mixture. Heat 1 t. oil in pan. Add shrimp, onions and paprika. Stir fry 3 minutes. Add the soy sauce mixture and noodle mixture to pan; cook 3 minutes or until heated through.
4. Remove from heat; toss with sprouts and cilantro. Sprinkle with peanuts. Serve with lime wedges. Serves 6.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
6
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
45 minutes or less
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
What I like about this dish is that after it's made, it holds well on the stove. Thai cucumber salad is a good accompaniment.

 

 

 

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