Tested till perfect Pad Thai
Pad Thai

Pad Thai

Our delicious pad thai recipe showcases the classic Thai harmony of sweet, sour, spice and salt with plenty of sweet veggies, fresh lime juice, chili spices and roasted peanuts. For a vegetarian version, simply omit the shrimp and replace fish sauce with soy sauce.

By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: March 2004

Recipe4 out of 5 based on 85 ratings.
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  • Portion size 6


  • 6 oz 6ozrice stick noodles
  • 1/3 cup 1/3cupchili sauce
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cupfish sauce
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cuplime juice
  • 1 tsp 1tspAsian chili paste or hot pepper sauce
  • 2 tbsp 2tbspvegetable oil
  • 6 6cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 4shallotshallots, sliced
  • 1 1sweet green peppersweet green peppers, sliced
  • 1 1red pepper, sliced
  • 12 oz 12ozlarge shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 1eggeggs, lightly beaten
  • 4 oz 4ozmedium tofu, cubed
  • 2 cups 2cupsbean sprouts
  • 6 6green oniongreen onions, sliced
  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupchoped fresh coriander
  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupchopped roasted peanuts

Coriander sprigs and lime wedges

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In large bowl, soak noodles in warm water until flexible, about 15 minutes; drain and place in large dry bowl. Set aside.

Meanwhile, in small bowl, mix together chili sauce, fish sauce, lime juice, 1/2 cup (125 mL) water and chili paste; set aside.

In wok, heat 1 tbsp (15 mL) of the oil over medium-high heat; stir-fry garlic, shallots and green and red peppers until softened, about 4 minutes. Add to noodles.

Add remaining oil to wok; stir-fry shrimp until pink, about 2 minutes. Add fish sauce mixture and bring to boil; reduce heat to medium. Stir in egg; cook, stirring, until sauce is thickened, about 1 minute.

Add noodle mixture, tofu, bean sprouts, green onions and chopped coriander; toss and stir-fry until noodles are tender, about 3 minutes. Garnish with peanuts, coriander sprigs and lime wedges.

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Nutritional Information Per serving: about

cal 331 pro 20g total fat 11g sat. fat 2g
carb 39g fibre 4g chol 117mg sodium 915mg

% RDI:

calcium 9 iron 21 vit A 15 vit C 97
folate 31
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