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Pad Thai

Yield serves 5 (serving size: 1 1/2 cups noodle mixture and about 1 teaspoon chopped peanuts)

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces Thai rice noodles
  • 1/4 cup fish sauce
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons chili paste with garlic
  • 3 tablespoons peanut oil, divided
  • 1 1/4 pounds large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg white
  • 2 cups sliced green onions
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 2 cups fresh bean sprouts
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons chopped unsalted, dry-roasted peanuts
  • Cilantro sprigs (optional)

Nutrition Information

  • calories 467
  • caloriesfromfat 27 %
  • fat 14.1 g
  • satfat 2.4 g
  • monofat 5.6 g
  • polyfat 4.7 g
  • protein 31.7 g
  • carbohydrate 52.6 g
  • fiber 2.3 g
  • cholesterol 215 mg
  • iron 4.8 mg
  • sodium 877 mg
  • calcium 114 mg

How to Make It

  1. Soak rice noodles in cold water 30 minutes; drain well. (The noodles will be crunchy.)

  2. Combine fish sauce and next 4 ingredients (fish sauce through chili paste) in a bowl.

  3. Heat 1 tablespoon peanut oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add shrimp and garlic; cook 3 minutes or until shrimp are opaque. Remove from skillet.

  4. Heat 1/2 tablespoon peanut oil in skillet over medium-high heat. Combine egg and egg white in a small bowl; stir with a whisk. Add egg mixture to skillet; cook 1 minute. Add green onions; cook 2 minutes. Combine 1 1/2 tablespoons peanut oil and sesame oil; add to skillet. Add noodles and fish sauce mixture; cook 2 minutes. Add shrimp and bean sprouts; cook 1 minute. Stir in cilantro. Sprinkle with peanuts; garnish with cilantro, if desired.