Healthy Pad Thai

Yep it’s America’s Test Kitchen Healthy Family Cookbook time again! Their recipe for pad thai is not only damned healthy but also damned quick: 45 mins from standing up to cook to sitting down to eat.

It starts with the sauce, which we did without the rapeseed oil you’re supposed to have to save even more calories:

  • 2 tbsp tamarind paste
  • 150ml boiling water
  • 2 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

As our tamarind paste didn’t need straining we just mixed it all together in a jug.

CameraZOOM-20131005181051988For protein we’ve got chicken and jumbo prawns. These get cooked through on their own.

CameraZOOM-20131005181424172Once cooked they’re set aside with chopped spring onions.

CameraZOOM-20131005182432538Then finely chopped shallots and garlic get fried off.

CameraZOOM-20131005183705119Then 2 whisked eggs are added.

CameraZOOM-20131005183808205Once this starts to thicken, straight-to-wok noodles are added along with the sauce form earlier.

CameraZOOM-20131005184001578Once the noodles are nicely coated the proteins and spring onions go back in, along with beansprouts.

CameraZOOM-20131005184554700Once things are heated through, it gets plated. Then it’s sprinkled with crushed unsalted peanuts and chopped coriander, and finished with a squeeze of lime juice.

CameraZOOM-20131005184800700It was delicious! And both low-calorie and healthful. And 45 minutes from start to eat. This may well become a regular weeknight meal!










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