Pad Thai with Prawns

This prawn pad thai recipe is so quick to make and tastes great. I cook this a few times a month for a simple, filling, delicious dinner.

The recipe includes prawns, but these can be substituted with chicken, tofu or another protein of choice. I also quite enjoy the mix of prawns and chicken together in pad thai.

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We quite like some spice to our food so I add a teaspoon of sambal to the sauce. This can of course be left out if you don’t want the dish to be spicy. Or, you can add a more for extra heat!

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Pad Thai with Prawns
prawn pad thai simple quick recipe
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Thai
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Thai
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
prawn pad thai simple quick recipe
Instructions
Preparation
  1. Slice the spring onion into 1/2 cm pieces.
  2. Cut the lime in 1/2 & slice one half again into two wedges (the wedges will be used for garnish & the other 1/2 of lime will be squeezed into the sauce).
  3. Roughly chop the peanuts.
  4. Make the sauce - add all sauce ingredients together and mix well until sugar has dissolved. Use fish sauce, light brown sugar, rice wine vinegar, soy sauce, sambal and the juice from 1/2 of the lime.
  5. Soak rice noodles in boiled water for 3-4 minutes (or as per the instructions on your noodles). Drain once they are cooked.
Cooking
  1. Heat 1 1/2 tbsp of oil in a wok or pan over a medium heat (I use sesame or wok oil but vegetable or olive oil could also be used instead). Add the prawns and cook for 1-2 minutes on each side.
  2. Crack the egg into the wok and keep mixing it with the prawns until it scrambles and cooks.
  3. Add the noodles, beansprouts, sauce, 1/2 of the sliced spring onion and 1/2 of the chopped peanuts. Mix well and cook on a medium-low heat for 3-4 minutes.
  4. Serve into two bowls and top each serving with a lime wedge, some sliced spring onion and some chopped peanuts. Enjoy!

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