Thursday, May 14, 2009

Pad thai for beginners

Photo from here

Popped round to Mum and Dad's for dinner tonight - was in need of some TLC to help get me through this cold - and was treated to 'cheats' pad thai. So easy and so delish.

1 tsp olive oil
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 tbspn fresh grated ginger
1 little chopped chilli
1/2 cup broccoli florets
1/2 red capsicum sliced
1 carrot, peeled and cut thinly into julienne
150g cooked and sliced chicken or extra-firm tofu
pad thai sauce (1tbsp good quality crunchy peanut butter mixed with 3 tbsp hoisin sauce and about 1/4 cup water)
100g cooked pad thai noodles
handful bean sprouts
1 bunch chopped coriander
a little lime juice
  1. Heat oil in a non stick pan
  2. Stir-fry garlic, ginger and chilli
  3. Add the broccoli, capsicum, carrot and cook for about two minutes
  4. Add chicken, noodles and combined pad thai sauce, bean sprouts, coriander and lime
  5. Serve and enjoy!

It's so delish - and perfect for that quick feed when you get home from work and want something filling, warm and tasty. So much better when your mum cooks it, too!

Thanks to Mel on Sunrise for this awesome recipe


Sally said...

Loving your blog Katie Pie! I think you need to put the Thai Sweet Potato Soup and Cranberry Lamb shanks up here, aka London style!
Sal xx

Annabelle said...

Yum, this sounds delish! Shall definitely give it a go!

Leanne said...

I made Pad Thai for the first time on the weekend and it was delish - the sauce was a mixture of white vinegar, sugar, soy sauce and sambal oelek which can be substituted with tomato sauce with a little hot paprika mixed was yummo!