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Buon Appetit!!
Pad Thai (Print this)
8 oz. dried flat rice noodles
1/2 tsp. sesame oil
20 med. shrimp, shelled and deveined
3 Tbsp. vegetable oil
3 eggs, beaten
2 Tbsp. garlic, minced
1/4 cup fish sauce
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 Tbsp. rice vinegar
1 1/2 Tbsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
2 cups bean sprouts
1/3 cup coursely chopped peanuts (more if you'd like!)
4 scallions, in 1' pieces
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
1 lime, quartered

1. Add noodles to boiling water. Stir once to seperate. Cook until al dente, about 3-5 minutes. Drain, rinse under cold water, drain again. Toss with the sesame oil.

2. Stir fry shrimp in 1 Tbsp. very hot oil until pink. Remove from pan and set aside.

3. Stir fry eggs in a second Tbsp. of hot oil, until just set. Remove, set aside.

4. Stir together the fish sauce, lemon juice, rice vinegar, sugar, and red pepper flakes. Set aside.

5. Saute garlic in remaining oil over med-high heat until lightly browned. Add noodles and fish sauce mixture, stir constantly for 3 minutes, or until noodles have absorbed the sauce. Stir in shrimp and eggs, cook 1 minute. Add sprouts, peanuts, and scallions; toss to combine. Serve on a platter, garnished with cilantro and lime.

1. Some of the 'funkier' ingredients can be found at Whole Foods, or similar stores. (Probably regular grocery stores too, but as I type this the strike is on, so I really don't know!!)
2. Chicken can be subsituted for shrimp. Slice thin, 1' long peices and cook in a little bit of sesame oil and fish sauce mixture (just a litte)! Make sure to make extra fish sauce mixture to make up for it!
3. I like to use a chopper for the peanuts, so it makes some 'peanut dust' too- stir it all in- yummy!
4. I like to stir in the cilantro before I serve it, and then put some more on the side.
5. This is one of our favorite recipes- let me know when you are making it so we can 'stop by'! :) Enjoy!
Brought to you by:Jennifer Goorchenko
1800 PCH is compliments of:
Vicki Goorchenko
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