Sunday, September 13, 2009

Pad Thai

Tiger shrimp (4), Red bell pepper (1),
Snow peas (1 cup), Chili (3),
Rice noodle (1 package), Garlic (4 cloves)
Ginger (1 inch), Sugar (2 tbsp),
Green onion (2 springs), Egg (2),
Coriander (1 bunch), Fish sauce (4 tsp),
Lime (2), Shallot (1),
Crushed peanuts, bean sprouts
Soy sauce Vegetable, peanut or canola oil

Marinate the shrimps in lime, oil, salt, pepper, cilantro and some ginger
Make the sauce : Mix one lime + zest, sugar, finely minced garlic and shallot, fish sauce and the chilies. You can add a bit of soy sauce as well
Chop the vegetables thinly to decrease the cooking time. Once everything is chopped and ready, heat a wok (or a big pan) to medium heat, add a few tbsp of oil.

Start by adding the bell pepper and the snow peas with a few tbsp of the prepared sauce. Cook for 2 - 3 minutes. Then add the chopped green onion bulbs with some more sauce. Meanwhile cook the noodles according to the package instructions and also fry the shrimps in a separate pan - 2-3 minutes each side. Crack the eggs in the vegetables and mix well. Add the cooked noodles and the rest of the sauce. Mix well. Add green onion tips, bean sprouts, peanuts and some chopped coriander. Mix and taste. Add more lime or soy sauce if desired. Plate and garnish with more peanuts and chopped coriander.

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