10-minute pad Thai

10-minute pad Thai

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(29 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 5 mins


Serves 2
A delicious one-pan dinner - who needs takeaways?

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal494
  • fat10g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs69g
  • sugars9g
  • fibre4g
  • protein37g
  • salt2.91g
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  • 200g raw prawns



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

  • small pack coriander, stalks finely chopped, leaves roughly chopped
  • 2 x 200g packs straight-to-wok pad Thai noodles
  • 85g beansprouts


    been sp-rowts

    The two most common beansprouts are the green-capped mung bean

  • 1 egg, beaten with a fork



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

  • juice 1 lime, plus wedges to serve



    The same shape, but smaller than…

  • 1 tbsp fish sauce
    Fish sauce

    Fish sauce

    A seasoning often used in Vietnamese and Thai cooking. In Vietnam it is usually made from shrimp…

  • 2 tsp sugar



    Honey and syrups made from concentrated fruit juice were the earliest known sweeteners. Today,…

  • 1 tbsp roasted peanuts, roughly chopped, to serve


  1. Dry-fry the prawns and coriander stalks in a non-stick frying pan for 1-2 mins until the prawns are just pink. Add the noodles, beansprouts, egg, lime juice, fish sauce and sugar. Quickly toss together for 1 min more until the egg is just cooked and everything is well mixed – you might want to use a pair of tongs to make this easier.

  2. Remove from the heat, mix in most of the coriander leaves, then divide between 2 bowls. Scatter with the remaining coriander and the peanuts, and serve with lime wedges for squeezing over.

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10th Jan, 2020
Absolutely disgusting and definitely not pad Thai. Just a weird fishy noodle dish. Gross!
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Rob Fielder
5th Dec, 2018
Absolutely vile, not pad Thai at all!! Trust me I’ve been to Thailand twice. Wouldn’t feed this to my dog!!!
13th Jun, 2017
There was far too much fish sauce in this, all I could taste was salty fish sauce it was quite vile! I'm sure if I try this again with half the amount it will be a delicious easy recipe as the rest of the commenters have said!
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31st Jan, 2017
This recipe is dryer than the Sahara.
4th Apr, 2013
Very quick meal only 10 mins to prepare and cook - is a little dry so a splash of sweet chilli and/or soy sauce is worthwhile - but a great little recipe for a quick and tasty dinner.
20th Mar, 2013
This was a really tasty midweek treat - healthy and easy. What more could you want from a recipe! I added spring onions and used egg noodles but otherwise stuck to the recipe. Yummy!
15th Oct, 2012
not the pad thai i was hoping for. 10 minutes is fast, but i rather spend half an hour and get some more taste in my supper.
23rd Feb, 2012
Absolutley gorgeous! So quick and easy and I thought it tasted quite authentic. To the people saying this is a bit dry - well I would agree but having been to Thailand 3 times I think this is how it is meant to be.... I'm not a huge fan of stir fries with sauces anyway. I served mine with a side of pak choi fried in a little sesame oil and soy sauce.
20th Oct, 2011
I really enjoyed this. I added chopped green chillies as I'm a bit of a chilli addict.
11th Oct, 2011
Good for something quick - I added some tamarind paste loosened with about a tbsp of water to add extra thai flavour and prevent it from being too dry. Nice with a fresh red chilli as well and tofu is a good alternative.


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13th Jun, 2017
Too much fish sauce, recommend using half the amount and adding sweet chilli sauce instead of the sugar.
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