Nicola's Pad Thai

Nicola's Pad Thai

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"The result of loving pad Thai and endless tweaks to the ingredients lead me to this amazing dish."

Ingredients 8 h 30 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 520 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 520 kcal
  • 26%
  • Fat:
  • 24.2 g
  • 37%
  • Carbs:
  • 70.9g
  • 23%
  • Protein:
  • 5.1 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 564 mg
  • 23%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Soak uncooked noodles in 8 cups of water until soft, 8 hours or overnight.
  2. Drain rice noodles and set aside.
  3. Whisk together vegetable broth, 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, brown sugar, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, peanut butter, 1 teaspoon fresh cilantro, onion powder, tamarind paste, hot chile paste, garlic powder, sesame oil, red pepper flakes, ground coriander, ground ginger, salt, and ground black pepper in a saucepan.
  4. Heat sauce over medium heat until it bubbles; reduce heat to low, and simmer sauce while you prepare the remaining ingredients.
  5. Heat 3 tablespoons of vegetable oil in a large wok over medium heat.
  6. Cook and stir broccoli, carrots, snow peas, water chestnuts, baby corn, mushrooms, and zucchini in the wok until tender, 8 to 10 minutes.
  7. Add the drained noodles and 1 tablespoon vegetable oil to vegetables. Cook and stir until noodles are heated through, 2 to 3 minutes.
  8. Remove the wok from heat and pour the sauce over vegetables and rice noodles.
  9. Toss to fully coat the vegetables and rice noodles with sauce.
  10. Garnish with peanuts, 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro, and paprika.
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Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • Everyone has a different idea of what pad Thai should taste like, this is as close (vegan) as I have come to my favorite restaurant's take on this wonderful dish. I hope you enjoy.
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sushigringo
3/8/2012

Yummo! This is amazing. I tripled the sauce based on a 1lb package of Thai Rice noodles. I don't know what tamarind paste is so I just left it out. It easily fed my family of 6. Great recipe.

jayden337
1/23/2014

Finally made pad thai from scratch and used this recipe. Yum! Turned out great. I halved the recipe since it was only for 1, didn't have tamarind paste so I subbed a little lime juice and fish sauce for the sour. I also didn't have chili paste so I used powder, and I used fresh garlic instead of preferred. I used a gourmet seafood mix and only used mushrooms and snowpeas for the veggies. I loved it. Next time I will make sure to have all the ingredients on hand to give it a more adequate rating. Oh, I also only soaked the noodles for 30 minutes in really hot tap water like the directions on the noodle package called for.

Kathy
8/25/2013

I am glad I read the reviews first and doubled the sauce - delish!