Monday, August 18

Pad Thai... my favorite

Welcome to another Tempt My Tummy Tuesday, where my sister and I co-host this carnival. We hope you will join us. Post a favorite recipe, one you have been wanting to try, a kitchen tip, cooking ideas; anything foodie. As with all blog carnivals, use Mr. Linky, He stays at My sista's blog for linking your post to ours. Remember to link back to share the fun.

This week is my salute to all things Olympic. We went to an Olympic Opening Ceremony party and everyone shared their favorite Asian inspired dish. So, I took my new favorite... Pad Thai. When I first discovered this I was saying, "What, cilantro and lime... what is not to like?" So I found a sauce and an easy recipe to make and Wah La! Even my 4 year old LOVES it. I wish you could see her. She used chop sticks like a pro, it puts the grown ups to shame.

I have a secret to fantastic Pad Thai. Are you is the sauce and I found a great one, (and NO... they did not send it to me, I had to find it on my own) Did you really think I was making my own sauce? You are crazy! My secret sauce is from A Taste of Thai. It is great!
So here is my fool proof - if-I-can-do-this-anyone-can Recipe.

Lana's Pad Thai

  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts (sliced like you would for stir fry)
  • 1 package of rice noodles-(soak them in warm water for 30 minutes before you need them)
  • 1 package of A Taste of Thai -Pad Thai Sauce
  • 1 egg
  • 1 bunch of green onions- chopped including the greens
  • cilantro
  • 2-3 limes cut in wedges
  • 3 Tbsp oil
  • a hand full of peanuts chopped
Prepare the noodles as I stated above. In a hot Wok add your oil then scramble the egg for about 20 seconds, then add your chicken. Cook until done. Drain the water from the noodles and add them to the Wok and mix with the chicken. Cook about 4 minutes. Add the sauce, green onions and peanuts. Stir until well mixed. Pour into another bowl to serve and add cilantro on top. Squeeze lime juice all over the top. It makes it OH so good.

There are directions on the sauce pouch that are pretty close to mine.

So there you go! Now I expect you to eat this when you are watching the closing ceremony and feel Oh So festive!

Now, quick go to Lisa's blog and get all happy with Mr. Linky!


Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

No way! I am so impressed. I have never cooked anything like this. I know that Chris would love this. I can't wait to cook it. Do you think they have this sauce packet in my home town? Or will I have to wait until I move to the big city. ha ha.

Tara @ Feels like home said...

That sounds so good. I love Thai food, and I've seen those sauces at the grocery store, but I've never ventured to try one. I'll have to.

Deanna said...

Yum. I don't even want to think about the closing ceremonies. I have been so addicted to the Olympics that I think I will have withdrawal when it is over. USA! USA! USA!

Carolyn Mom said...

Sounds good. I'm going to let you make that for us sometime.

A happy heart at home said...

My husband would love this!


Schotzy said...

I have to pass this recipe on to my daughter, Amanda. She'll love this!!!! She loves to entertain and this one is definitely a keeper!!

Heather @ Not a DIY Life said...

sounds good! my hubby loves all types of asian cuisine!

Gadget Girl said...

wow... can't wait to try this one!
I'm going to have to make a special request though... I need the aisles in the grocery store where you find these products. Thai sauce and rice noodles... huh??!! Where does one get those? :)

I'm going to start searching now for my Tuesday recipe!! :)