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Colorful Shrimp Pad Thai

Bright, fresh veggie flavors, a splash of tart lime juice, the crunch of peanuts and a hint of heat make this healthy and beautiful shrimp stir-fry a real standout! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Cook: 15 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 6 ounces uncooked thick rice noodles
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce or additional reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons Thai chili sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1-1/2 pounds uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 3 teaspoons sesame oil, divided
  • 2 cups fresh snow peas
  • 2 medium carrots, grated
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 cups bean sprouts
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 cup unsalted dry roasted peanuts, chopped


  • Cook noodles according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the vinegar, soy sauce, sugar, fish sauce, lime juice, chili sauce, oil and pepper flakes until blended; set aside.
  • In a large nonstick skillet or wok, stir-fry shrimp in 2 teaspoons oil until shrimp turn pink; remove and keep warm. Stir-fry snow peas and carrots in remaining oil for 1-2 minutes. Add garlic, cook 1 minute longer or until vegetables are crisp-tender. Add eggs; cook and stir until set.
  • Drain noodles; add to vegetable mixture. Stir vinegar mixture and add to the skillet. Bring to a boil. Add shrimp, bean sprouts and green onions; heat through. Sprinkle with cilantro and peanuts.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 352 calories, 10g fat (2g saturated fat), 208mg cholesterol, 955mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 4g fiber), 28g protein.
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  • ann
    Jan 24, 2021

    I thought this recipe was fabulous with only two changes. I switched out the shrimp for tofu marinated in soy sauce, rolled in sesame seeds and fried in olive oil. I also added two pinches of red chili flake for a little heat. The recipe was scrumptious.

  • apschwartz
    May 6, 2016

    Wonderful!! List looks a bit intimidating at first, but everything is very basic and straight forward. I omitted the cilantro, green onions and peanuts just as a taste preference. I also used avocado oil instead of sesame, and did not have fish sauce so just kept using the soy sauce. Results were very satisfactory.

  • sespinos01
    Jan 25, 2015

    It was really yummy, we all had seconds. I like it spicier than my boyfriend so I added additional chilli sauce on mine when I served it. Not spicy at all if you make it just as is. It has great flavor that someone like me, who isn't very good at cooking, would of never been able to create if it wasn't for this awesome recipe . Absolutely loved it! I will definitely make again using chicken, as another reviewer suggested.

  • Mkleinschmit
    Sep 24, 2013

    My 1st homemade pad thai and wow! I did have fish sauce, but may try it next time. This is a keeper

  • HeidiLynn1
    May 12, 2013

    No comment left

  • honey928
    May 16, 2012

    loved loved loved this recipe.. I made it for my family and they all loved it so I made it again for mothers day and everyone at the table licked their lips nothing but wonderful compliments re this Pasta! I am too going to try it with chicken/ I made salmon on the side with brown sugar glaze it was devine!

  • Judy Masino
    Apr 22, 2012

    whole family loved it! Went easy on the chili sauce but had it on the table for anyone who wanted it spicer

  • Di.Visser
    Feb 23, 2012

    My husband & I really enjoyed this for dinner tonight! Will definately make it again. I wouldn't change the spices, it was just the right amount. I'm thinking of thickening the sauce with a little cornstarch next time. I would serve this on rice as well and I really like Jasmine rice. Next time I will make it with chicken for a little change. This is healthy too!

  • SherriLea
    Feb 22, 2012

    Enjoyed this dish very much!