Pad Thai: Fusion Taste Team challenge #1

By | May 10, 2011

Following on from my previous post showing you a sneak peek of my kitchen, the first food challenge set by Worldfoods for their Fusion Taste Team was Pad Thai.

I’d never cooked pad thai before, we cook a lot of Chinese and Indian food but not a lot of Thai food.  Pad thai is one of Thailand’s national dishes and is traditionally stir-fried rice noodles with egg, fish sauce, tamarind juice, chilli pepper and any combination of bean sprouts, shrimp or chicken.

Here’s how I did it:

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp cooking oil
  • 2 nests egg noodles
  • 200g raw prawns (the original recipe said 100g but we love prawns so I used more)
  • 3 eggs
  • 20g chives, chopped
  • 100g bean sprouts
  • 1 bottle ‘Worldfoods’ pad thai noodle sauce
  • 1 red chilli
  • Spring onions, chopped
  • Peanuts, chilli flakes and lime slices for garnishing

Method

  1. Blanch the noodles in boiling water for 3-4 minutes then drain and set aside
  2. Heat the oil in a wok and fry the prawns until they turn pink, set aside
  3. In another pan, scramble the eggs then take off the heat
  4. Pour the Pad Thai sauce into the wok and bring to the boil
  5. Add the prawns, noodles, egg, chilli and spring onion and toss gently until they’re well mixed
  6. Plate up the noodles then add in the chives and beansprouts
  7. Garnish with peanuts, chilli flakes and lime slices (we missed this bit out though)
  8. Enjoy

(Serves 2-3)

      For my first attempt at this dish I was very impressed, as was the hubby and even the toddler had a small plate which she finished off.  The recipe stated to garnish with chilli flakes which I didn’t do as I’d added a fresh chilli instead but I wish I’d have done this now as the chilli didn’t really add any heat to the dish but other than that it was perfect and will definitely be added to our regular menu.

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