After a nice relaxing weekend, we thought it would be fitting to end it off with a little spice. It's quite clear by now that one of our favorite types of cuisine is Thai food and tonight was another great meal that woke up our tastebuds and helped get us ready for another work week.
Pad Thai is one of those classics that any Thai food connoisseur can't help but love. Some sweetness and some spice with some healthy starches (rice noodles) and the crunch of bean sprouts and ground peanuts for texture.
Pad Thai may seem like a complicated multi-layer dish, but it's exceedingly simple to make. In a wok, cook one egg in two tablespoons of vegetable oil and add some raw, peeled shrimp. Then add some sliced red peppers, bean sprouts and some rice noodles (which were softened in some nearly boiling water for a few minutes) and stir-fry quickly. Then add the sauce, made by combining tamarind sauce, fish sauce, soy sauce, garlic chili sauce and some lime juice. Top it off with some chopped peanuts and you're done!
Better than takeout and a delicious Sunday meal.