"For I was hungry & you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty & you gave me something to drink..."

Matthew 25:35

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Quick Pad Thai

i have an OBSESSION with Pad Thai. but let's be honest- i don't have the time, energy or resources to make it from scratch. it's just not gonna happen.

so this is where boxed rice noodles & pad thai sauce come in handy.

Quick Pad Thai
1/2 box Stir Fry Rice Noodles
1 jar Original Pad Thai Sauce
2 eggs
1/2 lb chicken or shrimp- pre-cooked (or whatever you want. some people like veggies- weirdos)
crushed peanuts (optional) i used salted

Directions: Follow the directions on the box for the noodles. i used 1/2 box of noodles & it was more than enough for 4 servings)

while the noodles are doing their thing, pull out your Wok (or just a large pan) and scramble up your eggs:

remove the eggs from the pan & set aside. by now your noodles should be ready & since your meat/veggies are pre-cooked, you're ready for action.

toss your meat/shrimp/veggies into the pan with some veg oil & 12 tblsp of the Pad Thai Sauce (the directions are on the jar as well)- fry it up for a minute or 2 & then toss in your noodles:

cook for an addtl 1-2 min untilt he noodles are soft & the sauce has blended in.

transfer to bowls & topped with the crushed peanuts (if you want):


It's seriously so easy & it was actually really good! i used the Thai Kitchen brand & i don't think you can go wrong with it. i didn't use any veggies, but i might throw in some of the baby corns next time. but yeah, we're not big on veggies in this house so no bean sprouts for us. but feel free to add them to yours!

i made this in 2 batches (1 with chicken & 1 with shrimp since the husband isn't a shrimp fan) and it was enough for each of us to have a bowl for dinner & some for leftovers (well it was for me-the husband ate all of his because he has no self control)

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