Shrimp Pad Thai Recipe
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Shrimp Pad Thai Recipe

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You can make this yummy Thai classic in no time. Find fish sauce and chili garlic sauce in the Asian foods aisle of your grocery store. —Elise Ray, Shawnee, Kansas
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 4 ounces uncooked thick rice noodles
  • 1/2 pound uncooked small shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 3 cups coleslaw mix
  • 4 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/3 cup rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce or additional reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons chili garlic sauce
  • 2 tablespoons chopped salted peanuts
  • Chopped fresh cilantro leaves

Nutritional Facts

1-1/4 cups: 306 calories, 7g fat (1g saturated fat), 122mg cholesterol, 649mg sodium, 45g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 3g fiber), 15g protein.


  1. Cook noodles according to package directions.
  2. In a large nonstick skillet or wok, stir-fry shrimp in oil until shrimp turn pink; remove and set aside. Add onion and garlic to the pan. Make a well in the center of the onion mixture; add egg. Stir-fry for 2-3 minutes or until egg is completely set. Add the coleslaw mix, green onions, vinegar, sugar, soy sauce, fish sauce, chili garlic sauce and peanuts; heat through.
  3. Return shrimp to the pan and heat through. Drain noodles; toss with shrimp mixture. Garnish with cilantro. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Shrimp Pad Thai in Taste of Home August/September 2010, p73

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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shannondobos User ID: 5115022 235435
Reviewed Oct. 22, 2015

"I think this recipe is fantastic! I've made many pad thai recipes that are far more complicated with far more ingredients that do not pack the flavor punch that this does. I think it is essential to use the fish sauce and peanuts, AND to add cilantro. If shrimp isn't your thing, you could easily add tofu, chicken, or just leave it out. This is replacing all other pad thai recipes I use. Excellent."

Gessica User ID: 1193660 217498
Reviewed Jan. 10, 2015 Edited Feb. 27, 2015

"We all (my two toddlers included) loved this dish! (I added an extra egg because my girls love eggs!)"

Kriparr User ID: 7130132 145450
Reviewed May. 2, 2014

"So good, my husband says he could eat this every day!"

toolbarsco User ID: 6725667 173007
Reviewed Apr. 21, 2014

"I agree with Jenyoun--this is too sweet. Next time I will not add the sugar. I used a pre-prepared cole slaw mix of cabbage and carrots and added fresh bean sprouts. It also needs more spice and heat--next time will add sriracha sauce , red pepper flakes and top if off with fresh lime. I think the fish sauce, peanuts and fresh cilantro are key elements to include in this recipe."

Igraine32 User ID: 7006585 184236
Reviewed Nov. 14, 2013

"This had great flavor. Often recipes on here are lacking oomph. Not this one. Even the 6 yr old liked it. One can easily add more chili garlic if they want more spice. I followed recipe as is and it was perfect. Hubby said this needs to be made monthly."

anitamm User ID: 7158753 127340
Reviewed Jul. 8, 2013

"I absolutely loved this! It was so easy and delicious! I will be adding it to my menu!"

jenyoun User ID: 549265 187767
Reviewed Mar. 14, 2013

"My 2year old son loved it but my husband and I did not. Too sweet and not enough veggies. I would perhaps try it again with some carrots or bean sprouts thrown and some sriracha."

LegalSec User ID: 548619 211228
Reviewed Feb. 21, 2013

"Pretty good. I left out the peanuts and I too could not find fish sauce so I used the additional soy sauce. It was good but don't know if I would make again. My husband really enjoyed it."

jraysherry User ID: 1753156 167271
Reviewed Feb. 14, 2013

"Wonderful recipe. This is a family favorite!"

justmbeth User ID: 1196484 118377
Reviewed Jan. 27, 2013

"Awesome flavor! Left off the peanuts. Definitely will do again!"

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