Super-fast Pad Thai

Super-fast Pad Thai

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(22 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 10 mins

Easy

Serves 4
This classic Thai dish from Good Food reader Emily Cramer is made using mainly storecupboard ingredients, and it's on the table in under 15 minutes

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal405
  • fat14g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs51g
  • sugars7g
  • fibre4g
  • protein23g
  • salt2.7g
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Ingredients

  • 200g rice noodles
  • 140g frozen peas
    Peas

    Peas

    p-ees

    A type of legume, peas grow inside long, plump pods. As is the case with all types of legume,…

  • 200g frozen prawns
    Prawn

    Prawn

    praw-n

    There are thousands of different species of prawn, but tiger, king and North Atlantic are the…

  • 2 tbsp sunflower oil
    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil

    A variety of oils can be used for baking. Sunflower is the one we use most often at Good Food as…

  • 100g beansprouts
  • small bunch spring onions, sliced
    Spring onions

    Spring onion

    sp-ring un-yun

    Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…

  • 2 beaten eggs
    Eggs

    Egg

    egg

    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition, packed with protein and a…

  • 3 tbsp roasted peanuts
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
    Soy sauce

    Soy sauce

    soy sor-s

    An Asian condiment and ingredient that comes in a variety of of varieties ranging from light to…

  • 2 tbsp sweet chilli sauce
  • small bunch coriander, leaves only

Method

  1. Bring a pan of water to the boil, add the noodles and cook for 3 mins, adding the peas and prawns for the final min. Drain, and set aside while you heat the oil in a large frying pan.

  2. Fry the noodles, prawns, peas, beansprouts and spring onions, tossing to coat in the oil for a few mins. Push everything to one side of the pan and pour in the egg. Stir until cooked, then mix everything well. Toss through the peanuts, soy and sweet chilli sauce so everything is combined. Scatter with the coriander and serve.

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x-x-x-faerie-x-x-x
24th Aug, 2015
3.8
Lovely, but not so keen on the nuts! My two year old and husband liked this, as well as me (although we all removed the nuts, so next time I won't put in, or will exchange for sesame seeds) As advised I used some fish sauce (about 2 tbsp) and instead of sunflower oil used 1 tbsp roasted peanut oil and 1 tbsp of sesame oil - very, very tasty and extremely quick and easy - will do again!
sproom
11th Apr, 2015
2.55
Very tasty,but I got a big lump of enmeshed noodles. I timed the cooking time of 3 minutes to the second, but they were over done. Next time I will use thicker egg noodles.Kids liked it though, and so did I. I did mine with this recipe for chicken breasts:http://www.artsy-foodie.com/2008/09/wonderful-tasting-chicken-breast-recipe.html
TheSplendidChef
6th Oct, 2014
Great dish, one of my favourite, so many slight variations you can do to make it your own, check out our how to video ... http://youtu.be/ouMCZiVk6SU
kapatu
6th Mar, 2014
2.55
Was missing some oumph for me. Would add some fish sauce maybe and julienned carrots perhaps, some chilli... Have made better pad thai. But easy and quick it was!
Cooking Freak
23rd Feb, 2014
5.05
Very tasty and easy to make, will certainly make again. I also added some chicken which added another texture. However next time I make it I'll make sure I strain the noodles properly before adding them to the hot wok! I managed to produce some flames which reached the top of my cooker hood, I'm now in the process of giving the hob and cooker hood a good clean.
suzymmorton
1st Jun, 2013
5.05
Very quick and very tasty. Will definitely be making this again.
elenav85
11th Sep, 2012
4.05
Good recipe but I find that it is better if you add more sweet chilli sauce. I also add some fish sauce for a bit more flavour. Have tried this with prawns and chicken and I think I preferred it with chicken. Really simple and quick to make too.
mrshwc
25th Apr, 2012
Lovely flavour (I used extra sweet chili sauce) but both times I've made this the noodles came out gummy. Any tips? Perhaps I need a wok and a bigger saucepan?
jennyh10
24th Apr, 2012
4.05
Missed out the egg and beansprouts and added sesame oil. Very nice for a quick, healthy meal. Will definitely make it again and make sure I have beansprouts and eggs in the fridge next time!
caroljefferson
14th Mar, 2012
sounds yummy, will be trying this with leftovers, thanks!!

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TheSplendidChef
6th Oct, 2014
The has to be one of my favourite dishes, absolutely loved it when we was in Thailand. We have made a short video for anyone who wants to check it out ... http://youtu.be/ouMCZiVk6SU Please let us know how you get on!! :)
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jkpaul
26th Jan, 2014
5.05
Great meal, I made this with turkey, beansprouts, broccoli & carrots (different cupboard contents!) and it was fantastic. I added some finely chopped coriander stalks to the meat & vegetables during cooking, as well as some cashews to go with the peanuts and toasted sesame seeds to stick to the sticky may & veg just before serving. The egg mixed into the noodles was great - adding flavour & an extra dimension to the meal.