Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Tasty Tuesdays...Shrimp Pad Thai

Welcome to Tasty Tuesdays!
Can you believe this is the 12th installment of Tasty Tuesdays here @ 33 Shades of Green?  Wow - time is flying.  Thanks so much to all of you who take the time to link up.  It's really fun to see what you all are cooking.
This weekend I made Shrimp Pad Thai.  Yum - it was delicious!  I've had pad Thai several times out at restaurants but have never made it at home.  I was really surprised at how simple it is to make.  Much simpler than I expected!
The recipe I used is from the March 2011 issue of Cooking Light Magazine.  For the original recipe and a printable version click here.
- 8 ounces uncooked flat rice noodles (pad Thai noodles)
- 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons lower-sodium soy sauce
- 1 1/2 tablespoons fish sauce
- 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
- 1 tablespoon Sriracha or chili garlic sauce
- 3 tablespoons canola oil
- 1 cup (2-inch) green onion pieces
- 8 ounces peeled and deveined large shrimp
- 5 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 cup fresh bean sprouts
- 1/4 cup chopped unsalted dry-roasted peanuts
- 3 tablespoons thinly sliced fresh basil
1.  Cook noodles according to package directions; drain.
2.  While water comes to a boil, combine sugar and next 4 ingredients (through Sriracha) in a small bowl.
3.  Heat a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add onion pieces, shrimp, and garlic; stir-fry 2 minutes or until shrimp is almost done.

4.  Add cooked noodles; toss to combine. Stir in sauce; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly to combine. Arrange about 1 cup noodle mixture on each of 4 plates; top each serving with 1/4 cup bean sprouts, 1 tablespoon peanuts, and 2 teaspoons basil.
I really enjoyed this dish.  next time I make it I think I'll add a sliced red pepper and maybe more green onions.  This would also be delicious with chicken.
What did you make this week?
{ Please remember to add a link in your post back to this post or the Tasty Tuesdays button which can be found on my sidebar.  Thanks! }


Ott, A. said...

Looks like you've made some changes to your blog. Looks Great!!! Thanks for hosting again this week.

Andria said...

That looks really good. Your pictures are really fantastic!

Brandi said...

Yum! looks delicious Alissa! Love the new look of your blog!

amanda persinger said...

Love the new look!! And can't wait to try your recipe!

Mo 'Betta said...

This dish looks fabulous!

Dina @ 4 Lettre Words said...

This looks so, so good, Alissa!

And, I love the makeover. :)

Julie said...

I always order Pad Thai at restaurants, but haven't tried it at home yet either. Thanks so much for the shrimp version. I will definitely give it a try!

Alisa said...

I ♥ pad thai Alissa. That looks so good. I like your new look :)

Sara said...

Looks delicious! I love pad thai and just "assumed" it was more complicated! I will have to put this on my list. Thanks!

Val said...

Girl, AMAZING!!!

Elizabeth said...

I love pad thai! This is going in my recipe file for sure, thanks for hosting!

Tina (PinayInTexas) said...

Gorgeous looking pad thai!
Thanks for hosting!

Kendall Jones said...

That sounds delicious!!!

Heather G. said...

I just linked my recipe! I also host a recipe link up on Tuesdays called Recipe of the Week. http://golden-reflections.blogspot.com

Mommyof2girlz said...

Love Pad Thai and that looks amazing!

Pinecone said...

This sounds (and looks) so good. I will be making it next week!!

Emily Elliott said...

This Pad Thai looks wonderful and so easy to make. I can't wait to give it a try. Thanks for the inspiration!

Roz from 'la bella vita' said...

Gosh, I love pad thai! Your photos are superb! Looks so incredible! Thanks for hosting; I'm linked up with a link back to your hop on my post. Hope you can stop by my blog hop this Friday or weekend!

Andrea (Andreas Kitchen) said...

Hi Alissa! I am sharing my recipe for Grape Crisp With Port Wine. This recipe is gluten free, but it can be made with "regular" flour and oats if you don't have an issue with gluten.

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

What a coincidence, I just had this dish at lunch this afternoon at one of my favorite restaurants. It was so yummy I told my friends that I couldn't wait to come back to order it again. Now I don't have to, I can try this.

Mickey said...

Yum! Looks delicious!

Renee @ MyKitchenAdventures said...

Love this dish. First time linking up for your tasty tuesdays...thanks for the opportunity! Looking forward to browsing your beautiful blog!

natasha {schue love} said...

Wow! This looks SO SO delicious! Wish I had a recipe to show off this week! Congrats on the 12th installment! :)

natasha {schue love} said...

PS...love your new look!

Meg said...

Yum that looks great. We love pad thai but I've never made it, so now I guess I'll need to give it a try!

: )

Mama Kelly aka Jia said...

Bookmarked this one!! Love Thai food and this is a dish the whole family would enjoy.

Trisha said...

The Pad Thai looks great and so simple too ... I'd love to try a chicken version!

Healthy Mamma said...

I'm so excited to have found your blog. I'm reading through some of your tutorials this morning in hopes it will inspire me to finally make some curtains and cusions!
I'm your newest follower.

Sarah E. said...

I had a couple issues with the linking so mine is posted twice :( - #75 and 76 are both mine. :(

Lisa @ Flour Me With Love said...

I love seeing all the wonderful recipes and finding lots of new site...thanks for hosting :)

Melanie said...

I tried this recipe, only I used whole wheat linguine and left out the fish sauce and bean sprouts. It was delicious! Thank you for the recipe.


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