Supper Idea - Pad thai with shrimps


This is a delicious dish worth making when you really need some good food. I had a slight hangover, and when i do, i prefer spicy food to give me a boost of energy. Lately I've been also stressing out on the use of meat, preffering over it shrimps or tofu.
This was a little bit time consuming but so worth it:) Just prepare it in advance, then you just throw it together!
For the sauce:
  • 1 cup chicken broth or veg broth
  • 3 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp fish sauce
  • 4 tbsp brown sugar/ or palm sugar
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp fresh white pepper crushed
For the rest:
  • Tofu cut in a small cubes and marinated in 1 tsbp soy sauce
  • 5-8 shrimps, thawed and with removed tails, soaked in 1 tbsp soy sauce and sprinkled with chilli flakes
  • 1 carrot julliened
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 thumb sized piece of ginger, crushed
  • 1 chilli pepper sliced
  • 1 small onion sliced
  • green onions, white parts cut widely, green parts set aside
  • 1 lime
  • 1/2 pack of udon rice noodles
  • Chilli flakes
  • bean sprout
  • vegetable oil

Prepare the sauce by putting everything together in a bowl, mix well and set aside.
Bring a pot of water to boil, put in the noodles to soak and turn off heat. Check on the package to see if the noodles take 3 min or more to cook completly- mine were 3 min, so i soaked them 1,5min then drained and sloshed in cold water.
Heat up a large frying pan, add oil to a hot pan, and fry the tofu, and set aside. Then add to the pan the chilli, minced garlic, ginger, onions and white nion parts to fry until the garlic and onions are golden in colour. Then add the shrimps, tofu, the noodles, the bean sprouts, and 1/3 of the sauce, while stirring to cook the noodles and shrimp. Every time the liquid evaporates, add more, stirring all the time. When the noodles are done, they should be a little bit sticky, if not slightly mushy, the shrimps shoulb be pink and golden. Turn off the heat, stirr in the green parts of the onion, squeeze in some lime juice and serve!

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