Shrimp Pad Thai

This simple and quick dish uses the flavors and textures of Southeast Asia in a recipe perfect for a late-night dinner.

Serves: 4Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 25 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • ¼ lb. dried rice noodles
  • 3 Tbsp. rice vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. fish sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. Chinese chili paste with garlic
  • 1 Tbsp. peanut oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • ½ lb. medium shrimp, peeled
  • 2 cups mung bean sprouts
  • ½ cup sliced green onions
  • ¼ cup chopped peanuts
  • 1 small lime, cut into wedges

Directions

  • Place noodles in a large bowl and cover with warm water. Let soak until noodles are soft, about 20 minutes. Drain noodles well and set aside.
  • In a small bowl, combine rice vinegar, fish sauce, sugar, and chili paste and mix well; set aside. Have all ingredients ready.
  • In wok or large skillet, heat peanut oil over medium-high heat. Add garlic; cook until golden, about 15 seconds. Add egg; stir-fry until set, about 30 seconds. Add shrimp and stir-fry until pink, about 2 minutes.
  • Add noodles to the wok, tossing with tongs until they soften and curl, about 1 minute. Add bean sprouts and green onions; stir-fry for 1 minute. Stir vinegar mixture and add to wok; stir-fry until mixture is hot, about 1 to 2 minutes longer. Sprinkle with peanuts and serve immediately with lime wedges.

Recipe Information

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • ¼ lb. dried rice noodles
  • 3 Tbsp. rice vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. fish sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. Chinese chili paste with garlic
  • 1 Tbsp. peanut oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • ½ lb. medium shrimp, peeled
  • 2 cups mung bean sprouts
  • ½ cup sliced green onions
  • ¼ cup chopped peanuts
  • 1 small lime, cut into wedges

Directions

  • Place noodles in a large bowl and cover with warm water. Let soak until noodles are soft, about 20 minutes. Drain noodles well and set aside.
  • In a small bowl, combine rice vinegar, fish sauce, sugar, and chili paste and mix well; set aside. Have all ingredients ready.
  • In wok or large skillet, heat peanut oil over medium-high heat. Add garlic; cook until golden, about 15 seconds. Add egg; stir-fry until set, about 30 seconds. Add shrimp and stir-fry until pink, about 2 minutes.
  • Add noodles to the wok, tossing with tongs until they soften and curl, about 1 minute. Add bean sprouts and green onions; stir-fry for 1 minute. Stir vinegar mixture and add to wok; stir-fry until mixture is hot, about 1 to 2 minutes longer. Sprinkle with peanuts and serve immediately with lime wedges.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories320
Total Fat10g
Saturated Fat2g
Cholesterol110mg
Sodium900mg
Total Carbohydrate41g
Dietary Fiber2g
Sugars12g
Protein16g