After a long week of Nate being away, I thought I would attempt to make my first pad thai when he arrived home (one of his favorite dishes). To our delight, it was a great success! And it is gluten free! It was awesome to enjoy a quiet evening with him and mindlessly watch game one of the NBA finals, eating delicious pad thai. Pad Thai and NBA finals, what more could you ask for?
Shrimp Pad Thai.
adapted from Easy Pad Thai
Ingredients// pad thai.
8 oz. Thai rice noodles (fettuccine width)
3/4 lb. shrimp, peeled, deveined, cooked
1 cup green onions, chopped
½ cup fresh basil, chopped
Red pepper flakes, to taste
2 tablespoons peanut butter
2 tablespoons soy sauce (gluten free)
3 tablespoons light brown sugar
3 tablespoons rice vinegar
¼ cup chicken stock (gluten free)
2 teaspoons red pepper flakes
2 teaspoons red chili paste (gluten free)
1 teaspoon sriracha sauce
1 tablespoon lime juice
Whisk all sauce ingredients together in a measuring cup. Set aside.
Heat sesame oil and garlic in a large skillet on medium-high heat. Add green and yellow peppers and cooked until they have softened a bit (about 5 minutes). Add cabbage, bean sprouts, shredded carrot, ginger, soy sauce, and half of the chopped peanuts. Stir together and let cook for a couple minutes.
Whisk 1 egg in a small bowl and pour over vegetable mixture. Mix around until egg has scrambled through. Pour ½ of the sauce into the vegetable mixture and let simmer a few minutes. Mix in green onions and basil. Set aside.
Meanwhile, bring a large pot of water to a boil. Place noodles in for 4-7 minutes until done. Drain, rinse with cold water, and place back in the pot. Pour vegetable mixture over the noodles and stir in together. Set noodles aside and place the skillet used for the vegetables back onto the burner.
Pour the rest of the sauce mixture into the skillet, along with the shrimp (please make sure your shrimp has already been cooked). Let simmer for a few minutes and then pour over the noodles. Mix well.
Serve it up, sprinkle some chopped peanuts on top, a few more red pepper flakes (if you would like a little more heat), and top the dish off with lime juice squeezed right over it!