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Pad thai

Pad thai is a popular street-food dish from Thailand. It consists of fried rice noodles, eggs, tofu, prawns, tamarind, and vegetables, and is garnished with peanuts. All sorts of variants can be found throughout Thailand. 

Pad thai

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Ingredients

200

g

rice noodles, dried

28

g

fish sauce

42

g

sugar

30

g

lime juice

14

g

tamarind purée

42

g

sunflower oil

28

g

shallots, sliced

3

cloves

garlic, chopped

30

g

radishes, chopped

20

g

dried prawns

50

g

tofu, in cubes

80

g

prawns

28

g

chicken stock

100

g

bean sprouts

20

g

chives, chopped

30

g

unsalted peanuts

5

 

eggs, lightly beaten

Preparation method

  • Soak the noodles in a bowl of water for around ten minutes until soft.
  • Drain the noodles and set aside until use.
  • Mix the fish sauce, sugar, lime juice, and tamarind.
  • Heat a pan and add the sunflower oil, shallots, garlic, and radishes and gently fry.
  • Add the dried prawns and fry for a few minutes.
  • Add the tofu and fry for a few minutes.
  • Add the prawns and fry the mixture until cooked.
  • Scoop everything out of the pan and add the noodles to the pan together with the stock.
  • Add the tamarind sauce and briefly reduce.
  • Return the prawns to the pan and add the bean sprouts, chives, and peanuts.
  • Make a thin crêpe from the eggs in a separate pan.
  • Add the fried egg to the Pad Thai. 

Serving suggestions

  • As a main course on its own.
  • As a snack. 

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