Pad Thai

This is probably the most popular noodle dish on Thai restaurant menus. In Thailand, each street vendor sells a unique version of this wonderfully aromatic dish. It’s a fascinating mix of flavors and an intriguing combination of textures—crunchy bean sprouts and nuts set off  by soft noodles.

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This is probably the most popular noodle dish on Thai restaurant menus. In Thailand, each street vendor sells a unique version of this wonderfully aromatic dish. It’s a fascinating mix of flavors and an intriguing combination of textures—crunchy bean sprouts and nuts set off  by soft noodles.

Servings
4

Ingredients

  • 8 oz. rice noodles
  • 2 tsp. peanut oil
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, julienned
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 large ripe tomatoes, seeded and diced
  • 4 oz. snow peas, trimmed
  • 4 oz. firm tofu, drained and cut into 1/4-inch thick matchsticks
  • 1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 Tbs. fresh lime juice
  • 2 Tbs. chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 cup chopped cashews for garnish
  • 4 green onions, chopped for garnish
  • 2 oz. bean sprouts for garnish

Preparation

In large pot, bring 3 quarts of water to a boil. When water boils, add noodles, stirring to prevent sticking. Cook until al dente, about 4 minutes. Drain.

Meanwhile, in large wok or skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add bell pepper and garlic and stir-fry 3 minutes. Stir in tomatoes, snow peas and tofu and stir-fry just until tender, about 4 minutes. Add soy sauce and lime juice and bring to a simmer. Cook, stirring often, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in cooked noodles and cilantro.

Spoon noodle mixture onto warm plates and garnish with cashews, green onions and bean sprouts.

Nutrition Information

  • Calories 289
  • Carbohydrate Content 59 g
  • Cholesterol Content 0 mg
  • Fat Content 4 g
  • Fiber Content 2 g
  • Protein Content 6 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 1 g
  • Sodium Content 624 mg
  • Sugar Content 0 g

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