Monday, March 28, 2011

Quick Pad Thai


I've made Pad Thai several times before. It's one of my favorite take-out foods, and I like the homemade versions as well. This one - well, I'm not going to claim that it's authentic, but it *is* good. Really good. Using frozen wok vegetables obviously speed up the process - a lot.

Feel free to use any noodles - I normally prefer rice sticks, but my husband much prefers egg noodles and he got his way this time.

Add some chicken, shrimp or beef if you'd like!

Quick Pad Thai
serves about 3

400 g frozen wok vegetables
1 tbsp oil (peanut, or a neutral cooking oil)
1 egg
200 g noodles

1 tbsp ketchup
1 tsp brown sugar
1/2 lime, juiced
2 tbsp oyster sauce
1 tsp fish sauce
3 tbsp water
1/2 tsp sambal oelek (chili paste - you can use fresh red chili instead)
1 garlic clove, minced

to serve:
fresh coriander
lime wedges
toasted cashew nuts, coarsely chopped

Start by cooking the noodles according to the package instructions - some need soaking in hot water, others might require boiling.

Mix the sauce - just add all the ingredients in a bowl and stir together.

Heat the oil in a large frying pan or wok, and fry the vegetables until crispy. Push them to one side and add the egg. Stir-fry until set, then add the noodles and sauce. Stir well.

Cook for a minute or two and serve - preferably with extra lime wedges, fresh coriander and chopped cashew nuts.

Recipe in Swedish:
Turbosnabb Pad Thai


Ruth said...

Oh, I love pad thai. This recipe is getting bookmarked for sure! Thanks for sharing.

Carmina said...

I'll follow your recipe to the last detail and hopefully i can have it done perfectly. 'll try it and share with my family.

Cara said...
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Cara said...

Your dish looks good.
If you don't mind can I ask you something? That is I got a loaf of frozen moose steak and grind moose from my husband's swedish friend.
But I don't know how to cook it.
So could you teach me how to cook?
Thanks a lot....

Anne said...

Hi Cara! Use the frozen moose steak to make tjälknöl - frost bump! Here's a recipe:

And the minced moose - you can use that just as you'd use beef. Here's one recipe that's really good:

Cara said...

Thank you so much.
Have a good sunday night.