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:
So let's crack on, taking two chicken breasts
1.Slice into chunks
2.Chop two Clove's of garlic.
3.Slice 1 red pepper4.Dice the spring onions
5.Grate the carrots
6.Break two eggs into a bowl and whisk with a fork.
In a large frying pan heat a teaspoon of oil on a medium heat and add the chicken.
Gentle fry for 5 minutes and add the garlic.
Add the spring onions and carrots to the frying pan.
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.
Add 1/2 cup 125 ml tamarind add to the pan stirring gently.
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:
Taking the shrimp paste add a dessert spoon to the mixture. As you would imagine this absolutely smells revolting.
Add a dessert spoon of crushed peanuts.
Add in 1/3 cup 80ml of brown sugar (Palm sugar works best but this is always a challenge to find).
Do not let the mixture boil. Add dessert spoon of Soy Sauce.
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.
Bringing it all together:
Add the eggs to the chicken, spring onion, carrots, garlic and pepper.
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.
Add the prawns cook for three minutes.
Add the Pad Thai Sauce you made earlier and stir until everything is well mixed and coated. This should take 3 minutes.
Plate up and garnish with spring onions and peanuts.
Adding a slice of lime to the side.
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?