Sweet Cooking

Quick Shrimp Pad Thai

In Just Good Food on October 4, 2010 at 8:39 pm

I have been craving Thai food lately. I love the flavors – lime, peanut, chilies. I have never been to Thailand, but it’s on my list of places to visit. I would love to try the authentic cuisine.

This is my go to dinner for a Thai fix. It's super easy, and while not totally authentic, it is a good "at home" version of Pad Thai.

So, follow the recipe and in a few steps you’ll have a quick Pad Thai:

1. Prep

Chop everything first. It’s not a lot…garlic, peanuts, cilantro and lime wedges. Then peel and devein the shrimp while you boil some water.

2. Make the sauce

Mix together the teriyaki sauce, peanut butter, sriracha and hot water. The recipe calls for 1/4 teaspoon of sriracha. I use 1/2 teaspoon because we like things a little spicy.

Sriracha is a sweet, tangy paste made with sun-ripened chile peppers, garlic, vinegar, sugar and salt. Sriracha is thicker and not quite as hot as Louisiana-style hot sauces like Tabasco.

3. Almost done

Boil the pasta. I used whole wheat spaghetti. While the pasta is doing its thing get your garlic and shrimp going. Add the teriyaki sauce mixture and then the snow peas. Finally stir in the pasta.

4. Plate and garnish

Top everything off with some chopped peanuts and fresh cilantro.

Awesome!

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  1. that looks awesome! i love thai food. don’t want to go to thailand, so i’ll just use this recipe.

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