When asked what my favorite food is, hands down is Pad Thai. This is a fabulous noodle dish with scallions, peanuts, shrimp and egg. If you have never had it, please do yourself a favor and head over to your local Thai Restaurant and pick some up. Or just make this recipe below- it is equally as easy!
Each and every time I got out to a restaurant that serves Pad Thai I am physically unable to order anything else off that menu- yes it is that good. I am sure that there are tons of other wonderful dishes on those menus, but until now I have seldom tried a single one (except maybe a taste off of my husbands fork). Since this is a dish I had never attempted to make at home, it was always an exciting treat I could never pass up. But there is also something about Pad Thai that I absolutely crave. I could probably eat it every week and still not tire of it. So when Scott got me this new cookbook, The Steamy Kitchen by Jaden Hair for Christmas I was super excited to see she had a recipe for it that seemed insanely easy. I knew that had to be the first recipe I tried out of it!
Jaden Hair is such a cool lady. She started off just as a home-cook who created her food blog as a place to hold all of the recipes her mother recited to her over the telephone. At the same time she taught a cooking class at a local cooking school and slowly started combining the two. Her blog became so popular she finally developed her recipes into a cookbook. And what a great one it is! She doesn't feel that Asian cooking needs to be difficult, and that you can make any of these recipes in the same amount of time it takes to drive to your local take-out. OK, I'm in!!
Shrimp Pad Thai
Soak the rice noodles in hot water (just from the tap) for about 10-15 minutes or until they soften. (Do NOT over cook. Otherwise they will turn into a soggy, clumpy mess)
This dish was absolutely amazing! It came out perfect- just like at our favorite Thai Restaurant, Charm Thai. Only better because I made it myself! Scott and I gave this recipe a full 5 stars. Now I can start ordering all those other wonderful dishes on those menus! Why don't you make it for dinner tonight?