Pad thai with crispy tofu and shrimps.
Appetizers, Mains, Fish, Seafood & Shellfish, Fish, Seafood & Shellfish, Tofu
A classic dish from Thailand. This dish is eaten at street vendors all around Bangkok.
IngredientsRecipe for 4 persons
- Vegetable oil
- Salt and pepper
Preparation time: 45 min
Preheat your at 400 °F
- Set up
Chop the onions, cut the tofu in small cubes, chop the garlic, shred the ginger, juice the lime, slice the green onions, pick the leaves off the cilantro. Roast the peanuts for a few minutes in the oven then chop them. Cover the noodles with hot water, to soften them and set aside.
- Cooking the shrimps, the tofu and the eggs
Drizzle a little bit of vegetable oil in a hot wok then cook the shrimps for few minutes until they are lightly colored, add salt and pepper then set aside. In the same wok, drizzle a little bit more oil and fry the tofu until lightly colored, then set aside on a sheet of paper towel to remove the excess oil. In the same wok, fry your scrambled eggs, then set aside in a small bowl.
- Peanuts sauce
In a sauce pot, mix the chicken stock, the hoisin sauce, the chili paste, the sugar and the fish sauce then boil for 2 minutes and remove from the heat. Finally add the peanut butter and mix well.
- Assembling the Pad Thai
Using a hot wok, sweat the chopped onions in a little bit of oil, add the garlic and ginger and mix well, add the sauce, the noodles, the chopped peanuts, half of the sprouts and mix well. After a minute add the tofu, the eggs and the shrimps, mix well and cook for 2 minutes until all the components are heated up then add the rest of the sprouts, the lime juice, the cilantro and green onions. Serve in a warm bowl and garnish with few cilantro leaves and the rest of the chopped peanuts.
You can replace the shrimps with sliced pork or beef to change the flavor completely.