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Shrimp Pad Thai

by Erika Nicole Kendall

8  ounces  wide rice stick noodles (Banh Pho)
1/4  cup  ketchup
2  teaspoons  sugar
3  tablespoons  fish sauce
1/2  teaspoon  crushed red pepper
2  tablespoons  peanut oil, divided
1  pound  medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
2  large eggs, lightly beaten
1  cup  fresh bean sprouts
3/4  cup  (1-inch) sliced green onions
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 sprouts, green onions, and garlic; cook 1 minute. Add noodles, ketchup mixture, and shrimp; cook 3 minutes or until heated. Sprinkle with peanuts.

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Monica February 18, 2011 - 10:00 AM

What is fish sauce?

Erika February 18, 2011 - 5:07 PM

Just fermented fish. Smells really bad, makes food taste excellent.

Lucci September 18, 2011 - 6:15 PM

I made this for dinner and my husband and I loved it! He asked that I keep this recipe in regular rotation since Pad Thai is one of his favorites! I couldn’t find bean sprouts and the two local grocery stores I visited so I replaced it with Green Beans and it was delicious!

Toks W October 26, 2014 - 10:57 AM

If you’ve got a spiralizer, daikon or zucchini noodles can work in place of rice noodles and it’s extra servings of veggies

delmonte gill November 6, 2014 - 4:16 PM

Erika, I love your site. What kind of sugar do you use?

Erika Nicole Kendall November 8, 2014 - 5:50 PM

Brown sugar – turbinado, to be specific, or demerara, or coconut sugar, or maple syrup, or (in the spring time) honey. I don’t use much of it at all, either. It all just depends on what I’m doing.

chanea December 19, 2014 - 7:43 PM

I just found your blog recently and I can’t wait to your recipes

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