Monday, 24 November 2014

How to make delicious Pad Thai Noodles

Pad Thai Noodles
One of my favourite cuisines to eat is Thai. It is my go too food when I need something flavoursome and filling. So I thought I would share one of my favourite Thai recipes 'Pad Thai', so that you too can make it at home. 

This is the second time I have done a cookery post so do let me know in the comments below if there is something specific that you would enjoy me cooking next. 

For this recipe you will need the following ingredients:

Pad Thai Noodles
Pad Thai Noodles
Pad Thai Recipe
It serves two as a main meal and takes about 30 minutes to make.

So let's crack on, taking two chicken breasts

Chicken dishes
1.Slice into chunks
Chicken
Chicken
2.Chop two Clove's of garlic.
Garlic
Garlic
3.Slice 1 red pepper
Pepper
Pepper
Red Pepper
 4.Dice the spring onions
Onions
Onion
5.Grate the carrots
Carrots
Carrots
6.Break two eggs into a bowl and whisk with a fork.
Eggs
Set all your ingredients aside.

In a large frying pan heat a teaspoon of oil on a medium heat and add the chicken. 

Chicken
Gentle fry for 5 minutes and add the garlic. 
Chicken
Add the spring onions and carrots to the frying pan.
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Whilst the chicken, onions, garlic and carrots are cooking make your Pad Thai sauce.

Gently heat a sauce pan, add 1/2 125ml of fish sauce.

Fish sauce
Fish Sauce

Add 1/2 cup 125 ml tamarind add to the pan stirring gently. 
Pad Thai
Pad Thai
Not sure what Tamarind is, it is a fruit with a sweet and sour taste and this is what it looks like in its raw state: 
Tamarind
Taking the shrimp paste add a dessert spoon to the mixture. As you would imagine this absolutely smells revolting. 
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Add a dessert spoon of crushed peanuts. 
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Pad Thai

Pad Thai

Pad Thai
Add in 1/3 cup 80ml of brown sugar (Palm sugar works best but this is always a challenge to find). 
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Pad Thai
Do not let the mixture boil. Add dessert spoon of Soy Sauce. 
Pad Thai
I like to also add chicken stock to mine but this is totally personal taste. You need to taste the sauce. You should have a sour and then sweet taste, remember that when added to the mixture it will be diluted so it will have a stronger taste here. Don't be afraid to add more sugar if it is needed. 

Now if you are short of time you can speed up the process by buying pre-made Pad Thai sauce. There is no shame or judgement here we are all pressured on time. I personally like Amoy.  
Amoy
Bringing it all together:

Add the eggs to the chicken, spring onion, carrots, garlic and pepper. 

Pad Thai noodles
Stirring whilst it cooks (if at any point it begins to stick add a few drops of water). Add the noodles until they soften and pull apart. 
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Pad Thai
Add the prawns cook for three minutes. 
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Add the Pad Thai Sauce you made earlier and stir until everything is well mixed and coated. This should take 3 minutes.

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Plate up and garnish with spring onions and peanuts. 
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Pad Thai
Adding a slice of lime to the side.
Pad Thai
Sit back relax and totally enjoy the wonderful food that you have made with your own fair hands. Nothing is quite as satisfying. 

What is your favourite meal to make? 

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22 comments:

  1. Lucy this looks AMAZING! I will definitely be trying this recipe out this week!! I was wondering if you are free for lunch over the next week or two xx

    www.lulabelloves.com

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    1. It is a tasty meal. Lunch this week or next would be lovely Lucy x

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  2. Ahhh....you have me dreaming of Thailand now :)
    Lots of love,
    Angie
    SilverSpoon London

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    1. I can only imagine how good the food tastes in Thailand. Yummy Lucy x

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  3. Oh my! I have definitely jotted this down! This is my sort of meal - thanks lovely! :D

    Style Sunrise ☀ // Giveaway!

    :)
    x

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    1. It is a good staple dish and very tasty Lucy x

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    2. It is really tasty and not difficult to make. Adding the made sauce makes it very quick Lucy x

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  4. This looks delicious! I've just got some of those 6 cal diet noodles so would love to try something like this with them :)

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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    1. Ooh 6 Cals wow I wonder what they taste like. This would be a good thing to make them with or a soup Lucy x

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  5. I guess this recipe must be time consuming because of the many ingredients, but the result is deserving! Great post Lucy, for your photos, steps and time to make it!!! Well done! :D

    Diana P. | Cups & Roses

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    1. Having all the ingredients laid out is half the trick. It is worth the work though Lucy x

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  6. Awesome post Lucy! I'm glad you decided to do another recipe, you rock at them! Pad thai is my favourite dish at a thai restraunt (I'm not really a chilli lover) and we make a cheats veggie version at home, I might give your sauce ago mext time though, minus the fish obviously! I love baking but I'm a bit rubbish at cooking so my favourite meals to make are throw it together things like antipasti platers! x

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  7. Thanks Cate, a veggie version sounds good. You will have to let me know what else you want me to show being made. Your site for baked goods is my learning Lucy x

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  8. I absolutely love the way you did describe this thai recipe :) Well done! Liuba, x

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    1. It is tasty, what I am going to do now is look at variations Lucy x

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  9. Delicious! We'll be saving this recipe for sure! Noodles are our favourite :-)

    x Roch & Tash x
    www.next-route-style.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. It is a delicious recipe has wonderful seasoning. Noodles are yummy Lucy x

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  10. this looks so good, so delicious.. I'm officially hungry now, hahaha!

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    1. Sorry for making you peckish Lucy

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  11. Mmm I love noodles, this looks so good Lucy!

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  12. This sounds delicious. I love that you are introducing us to new recipes that we can make. I trust a foodie with recipes the most.

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  13. This looks sublime! I actually never knew what Tamarind looked like! Oh, I learned something new today! I love Pad Thai, and it is so much better when you make it yourself because you know exactly what is in it. My favorite thing to make at home with the hubs is pizza (including the crust homemade!).

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