Shrimp Pad Thai
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 30 min.
This was delicious! I had all the ingredients in my fridge and pantry. It had so many flavors and textures. I will definitely be making this again!!! I'll try it with chicken maybe next time.
This recipe is perfect! It is just like the Thai food that I used to order from a restaraunt that is no longer around. I am so happy I came across this! I swapped the shrimp for chicken because my husband doesnt like seafood. I will be making this for life.
Absolutely fantastic! Tastes exactly like the Pad Thai dish from one of our favorite restaurants. Now I can have it anytime at half the cost! It may look like a lot of ingredients, but it really pulls together quickly. The only changes we made were to add a squeeze of lime, eliminate the peanuts, and use Sriracha sauce as/in place of the chili garlic sauce that was called for. You could change this up easily and add chicken or tofu to this dish to suit your tastes and budget.
I made this recipe last night for the 2nd time. I made it the first time 2 weeks ago for my wife and I, and we loved it, so I made it again last night for our visiting daughter(Asian food lover), and it was a big hit, again. The use of cole slaw veggie mix is a great time saver. I didn't have cilantro, so garnished with Italian parsley, and was still good. Definitely a keeper!
When this was published in 2015, it became one of my favorite standbys for a quick meal with our all-time favorite base: shrimp. Over the course of the last three years when I have made it again, I have tried several variations, all of which have been wonderful. I think the secrets to this recipe is using small shrimp, adding the coleslaw mix, and the chili garlic sauce.
This was excellent. Much less complicated than other recipes we tried. We modified by using coconut oil instead of canola, adding an extra egg and adding about 1/4 cup of ketchup. Also works with Chicken, scallops or lobster.
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.
We all (my two toddlers included) loved this dish! (I added an extra egg because my girls love eggs!)
So good, my husband says he could eat this every day!
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.