Traditional Pad Thai

Pad Thai is probably most peoples go to noodle dish in Thai restaurants but making it at home is dead easy, healthy and cost effective. It’s important to have all your preparation done before you start cooking as once you get going it’s a fairly quick process. This recipe will comfortably serve 2-3

You will need:

130g Flat Rice Noodles

12 King Prawns

2 Banana Shallots

3 Cloves of Garlic

200g Bean Sprouts

1 tbs Chopped Dried Shrimps

2 Eggs

Fresh Coriander

Fresh Thai Basil

Garlic Chives (if you can’t get them use the green from 8 Spring Onions

1 tbs Chrispy Onions (get them ready prepared)

1 tbs Peanuts

1 tsp of Dried Chilli Flakes

1-2 Fresh Red Chillies

1 Lime


For the sauce:

3 tbs of Tamarind Paste

2 tbs Fish Sauce

2 tbs Palm Sugar

1 tbs Light Soy.


1. Place your noodles in a bowl and cover with warm water for about an hour to soften.

2. Add your sauce ingredients to a bowl and stir.

3. Chop your shallots in half lengthways then slice lengthways nice and finely. Finely chop your garlic and shrimps and add to a bowl with your chilli flakes.
4. Wash the spring onions thoroughly then cut the green away from the white. Then cut the green in to about inch sized lengths.

5. In a wok or frying pan add a little oil and cook your prawns for a couple of minutes until done then remove the prawns to a bowl.
6. In the same pan add in a dash mode oil then add the shallots, dried shrimps, garlic and chilli flakes. Cook for around 1-2 minutes until softened and just starting to brown.
7. Drain your noodles then add to the pan. Toss then add in your sauce. Keep turning the noodles over in the pan to ensure everything is coated in the sauce then add in your spring onions and bean sprouts and cook for around a minute.
8. With your spatula pull the noodles to one side and crack in two eggs. Break the yolk and give it a break scramble with a fork. Then drop the noodles straight on top and cook for a couple of minutes.

9. Give the noodles a good stir then add in some fresh coriander, chilli, Thai basil and peanuts. Mix again then add in your prawns to warm through for a minute.

10. Remove from the heat and pile on to a large serving bowl. Scatter over the crispy onion, some more fresh chilli and herbs if you wish. Finish with a good squeeze of lime.




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