Sunday, August 7, 2011

Pad Thai

1. 1 packet fettucini or flat noddles (I used linguine)
2. 1 tbsp salt
3. 1-2 cups cabbage, shredded
4. Extra firm tofu block (1/4 juliened and rest cut in cubes)
5. Spring onions 4, chopped
6. 2 tbsp red chili garlic sauce
7. 4 pods garlic, minced
8. 2 shallots, chopped
9. 1 red bell pepper, cut in cubes
10. 1 cup fresh bean sprouts
11. 5-6 tbsp Oyester sauce
12. 3-4 tbsp soya sauce
13. 1 tsp vinegar
14. tamarind concentrate
15. 1 tsp brown sugar

1. Boil salt water in a heavy bottomed pan and then add a packet of fettucini.
2. Stir occasionally and cook until it is al-dente.
3. Drain water and let it cool.
4. Heat oil in a wok.
5. Add garlic, shallots, juliened tofu and cook until golden brown.
5. Next throw in the cubed tofu, green onion, cabbage, and red bell pepper.
6. Add oyester sauce, tamarind concentrate, red chili sauce, soya sauce, brown sugar, and vinegar.
7. Mix well and simmer until bell pepper is al dente.
8. Add the noodles to this along with bean sprouts.
9. Adjust seasoning is necessary.
10. Garnish with fresh choped green onion.

Verdict: This was good but did not turn out like the ones at thai restaurants.
Note: You could add crushed peanuts to add authenticity to this dish. But I passed as neither Mr. Husband nor I are a fan of peanuts.

Serve warm as a main. Inspired.


chef and her kitchen said...

i too make this...looks yumm n delicious..:)

Prathima Rao said...

My fav..Looks yummy!!!!
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

Hetal Patel said...

hmm..... yummy noddles !!

Puja said...

Hey ~ just saw your post, thanks for trying out my recipe. Couple of things I can think of why you didn't get the desired result - you must use rice noodles or pad thai noodles, linguine is wheat based and will completely alter the dish. Also, peanuts are am absolute must in my opinion and restaurants always use them.
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