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Shrimp Pad Thai

June 4, 2009

serves 2-4

Have all items prepared and chopped before starting

 8 oz of rice stick noodles (half package)

3 Tablespoons of peanut oil

1/4 cup water

4 cloves fresh minced garlic

2-3 eggs

4 Tablespoons of  real lemon juice

3 Tablesppons of fish sauce

1 teaspoon sugar

1 teaspoon of white wine vinegar

4 Tablespoons of corsly chopped unsalted dry roasted peanuts

1/4 lb of raw shrimp with tails on 

1/4 cup of fresh bean sprouts

3/4 teaspoon of chile garlic sauce without seeds (preferrably Siracha)

3 whole scallions white & green parts cut into half inch slices

1 Tablespoon fresh cilantro sprigs

 1 lime sliced into  wedges


soak noodles in warm water 15-20 minutes till somewhat soft

scramble eggs and set aside

 Heat large skillet, add in oil and sautee garlic till golden

drain noodles and add to pan toss with garlic

slowly add lemon juice, fish sauce, vinegar, chile sauce, half of peanuts and sugar

toss noodles and add in shrimp and water

noodles will become soft within 4-6 minutes, add more water if needed 

 when shrimps start to turn pink, add in eggs, scallion and bean sprouts and toss.

place on platter

Cover with remaing peanuts. Garnish with cilantro and lime wedges