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Simple Shrimp Pad Thai Recipe
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Simple Shrimp Pad Thai Recipe

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Stir in soy sauce and brown sugar, add a sprinkle of cilantro and roasted peanuts—and no one will guess the secret ingredient in this dish is marinara sauce. —Erin Chilcoat, Central Islip, NY
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 8 ounces uncooked thick rice noodles
  • 1 pound uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup marinara sauce
  • 1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup chopped dry roasted peanuts
  • Fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1 medium lime, cut into wedges
  • Sriracha Asian hot chili sauce or hot pepper sauce, optional


  1. Cook noodles according to package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, stir-fry shrimp and garlic in oil in a large nonstick skillet or wok until shrimp turn pink; remove and keep warm. Add eggs to skillet; cook and stir until set.
  3. Add the marinara, soy sauce and brown sugar; heat through. Return shrimp to the pan. Drain noodles; toss with shrimp mixture.
  4. Sprinkle with peanuts and cilantro. Serve with lime and Sriracha if desired. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Simple Shrimp Pad Thai in Simple & Delicious April/May 2013, p47

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

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Reviewed May. 18, 2013

My fiance loved this! I wasn't a huge fan, but I guess it was just my taste buds. This is very simple to make. I substituted in spaghetti noodles instead of rice noodles.

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