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11-04-2008, 05:17 PM #1
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Home-Style Pad Thai
Good Housekeeping Recipe
Fish sauce provides the essential savory flavor in traditional Thai cuisine, but most versions are very high in sodium. Thai Kitchen has recently introduced a premium fish sauce that has 25 percent less sodium than its regular sauce but still delivers authentic taste
8 ounce(s) thin rice noodles (about 1/8-inch wide), angel-hair pasta or thin spaghetti
4 ounce(s) firm tofu, cut into 1/2-inch cubes (about 3/4 cup)
3 tablespoon(s) lower-sodium fish sauce, plus additional for serving
1/4 cup(s) fresh lime juice (from 2 to 3 limes)
2 tablespoon(s) sugar
8 ounce(s) ground chicken
2 clove(s) garlic, finely chopped
1/4 teaspoon(s) ground red pepper (cayenne)
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
2 cup(s) (packed) thinly sliced Napa cabbage (about 5 ounces)
1 cup(s) (about 3 ounces) fresh bean sprouts
1/2 cup(s) (loosely packed) fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
1/4 cup(s) unsalted roasted peanuts, coarsely chopped
2 teaspoon(s) vegetable oil
2 green onions, thinly sliced
DIRECTIONSIf using rice noodles, soak in large bowl containing enough hot tap water to cover. Let stand 20 minutes; drain. If using angel-hair pasta, cook in large saucepot of boiling water as label directs; drain and rinse with cold running water.
Meanwhile, place tofu between several layers of paper towels, pressing lightly to drain.
In small bowl, combine fish sauce, lime juice, and sugar. Assemble chicken, garlic, ground red pepper, beaten eggs, sliced cabbage, bean sprouts, chopped cilantro, and chopped peanuts, and place next to range for ease of cooking.
In nonstick 12-inch skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat until hot. Add tofu and cook 5 minutes or until golden, stirring occasionally. Transfer tofu to small bowl.
In same skillet, cook chicken, garlic, and ground red pepper over medium-high heat 3 to 4 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink, breaking up chicken with side of spoon. Stir in eggs and cook about 30 seconds or until they start to set.
To skillet with chicken mixture, add drained noodles, tofu, sliced cabbage, and fish sauce mixture. Using tongs or 2 forks, toss to combine, and cook 2 minutes longer. Remove skillet from heat. Add bean sprouts, cilantro, peanuts, and green onions; toss to mix well. Serve Pad Thai with lime wedges and additional fish sauce.