Monday, January 10, 2011

Pad Thai for Dummies

It's been months since I've posted. I know no one reads this blog yet but I still feel like I need to keep up with it. I'm probably going to start using this blog to keep track of new recipes that I've tried and then if inspiration strikes I'll write about other things....

Although I was very overwhelmed when I saw the extensive ingredients list of this Pad Thai recipe. It seemed like it would be easy enough to make & I was craving Pad Thai like a madwoman. I did make a few substitutions and omissions:
1. I subbed lime juice and a bit of soy sauce for the Tamarind (as kind of suggested in the notes)
2. I subbed chicken instead of the shrimp and hot red pepper flakes instead of the chili.
** Also note that bean sprouts are not listed in the ingredients but are listed in the instructions. Because there is no amount indicated, I just added a handful of broccoli slaw as a substitute and it worked fine for me!

Overall, the instructions were really easy to follow. I would suggest though that you prepare all the ingredients ahead of time because I felt a little frazzled trying to get everything in the pan on time. 

It only looks yellow because of the lighting in the kitchen...

The dish tasted light and fresh. I felt like it needed just a bit more lime though, so I added a few generous splashes to my plate. I found it to be delicious and quite different from what we usually make for supper. My roommate gave it 2 thumbs up and even said he'd give it 3 thumbs up if he had them... So, I guess that means I'll be making this again soon!

xo Janelle


  1. Thanks for pointing out the missing ingredient in the list. The original recipe suggested 3 cups of bean sprouts, but I usually just eye balled it and put in a handful. I'm glad that you and your roommate like the recipe!

  2. I love this pad thai recipe! Can't wait to try it :) Kyle and I have attempted to make pad thai twice with disappointing results, but this looks like it turned out great!


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