Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Pad Thai

My arborist is here today doing slash and burn along with the 'Texas Chain Saw Massacre', so I am quite busy kissing goodbye a lot of beloved trees and shrubs. 'Sophie's Choice' took place so I could save some of the rare species, however some healthy ones had to be sacrificed. It's been a rough morning. So while I am out there playing King Solomon, here is a quick pad thai recipe.


In a heavy pan over medium heat I combined 1 cup of creamy peanut butter, a can of coconut milk, the juice of 2 limes, a tsp. of tamarind paste, 1 tsp. of fish sauce, 2 T. rice wine, 2T. soy sauce, 2 tsp. minced garlic and a knob of grated ginger. Heat this slowly just until creamy.


I pressed a block of tofu. After the liquid drained I cut it into small cubes.


Lightly saute a sliced onion in a combination of sesame oil and canola oil. Don't overcook this.


After removing the onions, add the tofu and fry quickly.


I missed a few pics. Boil some noodles, I used linguine and add some thinly sliced carrots. Quickly saute a pound of shrimp in some sesame oil and canola. Put all of this in a bowl.

Pour the peanut sauce over all of it.


Sprinkle in some sliced basil. Mix gently to combine.


Serve with lime wedges.

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13 comments:

the wild magnolia said...

Great recipe. I'm getting more brave in my cooking exploits. This is one I will cook up soon.

Happy Day!

xoxo to Teddy Girl!

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

I love Thai food but never manages to get the right taste when doing it myself. ours looks delicious though!

Not fun to have to cut down trees, but if one has to one has to.It makes place for new plants so that´s a good thing :-)
Take care now!
Christer.

Guillaume said...

Looks nice and exotic.

Pricilla said...

Sometimes you just have to do things like that. I'm sorry but I am sure the remaining trees will be healthier for it.

The Wizardess epi said...

Mmmmm...pad thai! I use a recipe out of Hot Sour Salty Sweet that is lovely. I have always used the rice noodles; maybe I'll get a little freer on the substitutions now that I see what you do. Good luck with your trees. It's all part of the circle of life/death/regeneration :)

Sharlene T. said...

Oooh! Num-num...thanks for the recipe... starting to have a thundershower so I'd better get off the computer... take care...

Erin @ I Heart New England said...

Mmmm... :) ♥

Suzie said...

Oooh, I love Pad Thai! Thanks for showing me how easy it is to make!

I'm so sorry to hear that you are losing trees and shrubs. It looked so lush and beautiful. I'd hate to have to be the one who decides which ones get cut. No wonder your morning has been rough.

Mr.Macabre said...

Dang you're a good cook! Everything you show that you make looks so delicious!

And so sorry about the trees, I feel your pain since I'm a tree lover myself.

CathyH said...

You need to publish a cookbook. I'd be the first in line :)

CathyH said...

I have never seen that press before!

SeeThroughGreen said...

ooooh! yum! Pad thai is ont of my most favorite dishes! Thanks!!!

cooking with curls said...

Oooh, sounds delicious!