Monday, October 6, 2008

Shrimp Pad Thai

This was for dinner last week, inspired by Cooking Lights quick weeknight dinners email they send to me. I'm never really sure of fish sauce but it came out really good and we were definitely happy with it. And I had enough for leftover for lunch!

8 ounces wide rice stick noodles (Banh Pho)
1/4 cup ketchup
2 tablespoons sugar
3 tablespoons fish sauce
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
2 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
3/4 cup (1-inch) sliced green onions
1 cup broccoli
1 teaspoon bottled minced garlic
2 tablespoons chopped unsalted, dry-roasted peanuts

Place noodles in a large bowl. Add hot water to cover; let stand 12 minutes or until tender. Drain.

Combine ketchup, sugar, fish sauce, and pepper in a small bowl.

Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add shrimp; sauté 2 minutes or until shrimp are done. Remove shrimp from pan; keep warm.

Heat 4 teaspoons oil in pan over medium-high heat. Add eggs; cook 30 seconds or until soft-scrambled, stirring constantly. Add broccoli, green onions, and garlic; cook until broccoli is no longer raw. Add noodles, ketchup mixture, and shrimp; cook 3 minutes or until heated. Sprinkle with peanuts.


Dunc said...

Yum! I just had shrimp pad thai on Saturday, and I'm not sure that I could pull it off at home....but you give me hope!

Maryanna said...

I love thai food, and I'm so glad you posted this. It looks great. DH would love it!