I have been kinda slacking on posting recipes recently… I guess thats what happens when my summer is filled with weddings, babies, parties, sleep overs, work events, and roommate searching! I did have some free time all to my self a couple of weekends ago and decided to make the best of my time and cook something super delicious- just for me!
I was recently introduced to Pad Thai not too long ago from a coworker, and I was hooked ever since! It’s pretty easy to make at home (especially since I used pre-made sauce). Maybe some day I will explore the glory of making Thai food from complete scratch… just not today. The recipe below will feed two people, but because I had the place to myself for the weekend- it fed me twice!
Shrimp Pad Thai
- Pad Thai rice noodles
- Thai simmer sauce
- Pre-cooked shrimp (or chicken or tofu)
- Mini portabella mushrooms
- Half of a large yellow onion
- Veggie or Chicken broth
- 2 Cloves garlic
- Fresh ground pepper
- Olive oil
It’s a Satay Partay!! I bought the ingredients at my local Sprouts grocery store. You can also get it at a Trader Joes, Whole Foods, or probably any other food store.
Start by chopping the mushrooms, garlic and onions into big chunks and sauteing them in some olive oil.
In another pot, place about half of the box of Pad Thai noodles along with enough broth to almost cover the noodles. Cover and simmer until soft, stirring occasionally.
When the veggies are just about cooked, rinse the shrimp and add them to the pan. (If you are using chicken or tofu, cook it first, then add the veggies second)
Add the drained noodles to the pan of veggies and then stir in all of the satay simmer sauce. Cover that pan and simmer for about 8 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Add a little bit of ground pepper if you so desire, and then serve! Don’t forget to top it with a TON of chopped cilantro and a little lime juice. It makes the meal, I tell ya!