Hello my foodie friends! I am so sorry for the long hiatus, life just got in the middle, but we still cook and eat delicious home-made dishes (well, most of the time we do) and I still desire to share them with anyone in the world’s foodie community that’d like to cook with me!
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We have just finished enjoying today’s recipe, it’s easy, it’s quick, it’s healthy and most importantly: utterly delicious! Other than that, I don’t think Pad Thai needs any further introduction, doesn’t it?
Just as the tittle indicates, I’ve made some adjustments to the traditional recipe: I replaced bean sprouts by snow peas, mainly because we had loads at home that needed to be used and because I love them! and I replace peanuts with cashews because I don’t like peanuts, but I do enjoy the rest of the ingredients of a good Pad Thai, so I thought: why not?
Do you fancy trying it?
Pad Thai - The snow peas version
- a dash of vegetable oil (I used extra virgin olive oil, peanut would also work)
- 1 garlic clove, pressed
- 2 spring onions, chopped
- 6 clean fresh shrimps (frozen would be OK too)
- c. 1 cup fresh snow peas cut into the diagonal
- 1 egg, beaten
- 150 g Pad Thai noodles (or any other you have at hand, I’m not very orthodox in cooking matters)
- Fish sauce to taste
- 1 lime juice
- Sambal Oelek or fresh chilli chopped to taste (I used two tsp. of Sambal Oelek for a medium/high hotness level)
- Chopped toasted cashews to garnish
- Chopped fresh cilantro to garnish
- Lime wedges
- Prepare the noodles following packet instructions (soak in warm water / boil…), drain and set aside.
- Heat the oil in a wok, sauté garlic, onions and shrimps until the onions are soft and the shrimps have whitened.
- Stir in the snow peas and stir fry until slightly softened.
- Add the beaten egg in a corner of the wok and scramble it.
- Stir in the noodles and the seasoning, stir to combine and briefly sauté over medium heat.
- Serve immediately and garnish with the cashews (or peanuts), cilantro and lime wedges.