recipes

Pad Thai

  • Prep Time: 25 min
  • Cook Time: 25 min

Ingredients

  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced fine
  • 1 small nub fresh ginger, minced fine
  • 2 cans sardines in olive oil
  • ½ package rice noodles (pad thai)
  • 1 package of bean sprouts, ½ reserved
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • Optional: 1 stalk green onion, sliced

Garnish:
  • ½ stalk green onion, sliced
  • reserved bean sprouts

Sauce:
  • ¼ cup chunky peanut butter
  • ¼ tsp. ground ginger
  • 2 Tbsp. sweet tamarind paste (may substitute honey)
  • ½ cup unseasoned rice vinegar
  • 2 fresh limes, juiced

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, cover noodles with hot water. Let soak 10 minutes, shock with cold water and strain.
  2. Make sauce. Combine ingredients in a medium bowl and mix well.
  3. To a large skillet on medium-high heat, add oil.
  4. Add onions and garlic. Sauté 2 to 3 minutes (till lightly browned).
  5. Lightly fold in sardines and sauté another 2
  6. If you choose to include the optional green onions, add them now.
  7. Fold in sauce and sauté another 1 to 3 minutes till sauce thickens.
  8. Add noodles and toss in fresh parsley.
  9. Remove from heat and serve in bowl or on small plate. Garnish with green onions and sprouts.