Pad Thai

My recipe is my version of this recipe.  I made a few changes to make it more to our liking.  This is so good . . Vince always asks when we can have it again!  Don’t ask me why the carrots are all on one side of the dish!

Pad Thai

Vegetable & Tofu Pad Thai

8 ounces raw pasta noodles
juice of 2 limes
3 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons fish sauce
2 tablespoons chili sauce
1 tablespoon packed dark-brown sugar
2 tablespoons coconut oil
3 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 package (14 ounces) firm tofu, drained well and cut into small chunks
2 medium carrots, peeled and sliced
1 onion, thinly sliced
2 garlic cloves, minced
8 green onions, thinly sliced
Salt to taste
1 cup roasted salted peanuts, chopped
1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves


Cook noodles according to package directions.  Drain and set aside.

In a bowl, whisk together lime juice, soy sauce, fish sauce, chili sauce and brown sugar.

In a large skillet, heat the oil.  Add the beaten eggs, cook without stirring.  Remove eggs from skillet, set aside to cool and then chop.

To remaining oil in skillet, add tofu and cook til brown on both sides.  Remove from oil and drain on paper towels.

Add more oil if needed to the skillet.  Add the onion, carrots, garlic and green onions.  Cook til softened.  Add the lime juice mixture and continue cooking til heated through.  Add noodles.  Stir to coat with the sauce and until the noodles are hot.  Add eggs, tofu and remove from heat.  Add salt to taste.  Serve with chopped peanuts and cilantro.


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    Gwen says

    Had Thai food for the first time tonight! Should have ordered something with tofu since I’m not cooking anything with it this week. Hot and Sour Soup was my first recipe thought! Yum! I will have to try your recipe. Chef suggested Basil Fried Rice for a first dish. It was delishous! DH want Pad Thai, but was discouraged as a first dish. Maybe homemade is the place to start! Any suggestions for another visit?

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    Peggy says

    It looks good, but many of the items used in this recipe are not on my shelf. I am not participating this week, because believe it or not we have not been to a grocery store or wal-mart since you announced this weeks challenge..

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    Mmmmm… that sounds really good! We had sushi and gyouza for dinner. I wish I had thought to take pictures as I was making the gyouza. The main ingredient in mine is tofu. Oops!

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    Diana in RR, TX says

    Have not made that for awhile. Your recipe looks good. Thinking that, some Tom Yum soup, maybe some satay.

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    Julie in WA says

    I love Pad Thai. I have never dared to use fish sauce, for I once lived in an apartment with Asian neighbors downstairs….when they cooked with fish sauce the smell nauseated me terribly. So I’m wondering if the smell bothers you? Does it smell up the house and linger for days?