Pad Thai is one of the most popular dishes in Thailand and around the world. It is a dish that consists of stir-fried rice noodles, fish sauce, tamarind, peanut sauce, and vegetables. It is usually garnished with ground peanuts, lime wedges, and cilantro.
The history of Pad Thai can be traced back to the 1930s. During this time, Thailand was trying to promote nationalism and the government wanted to promote Thai cuisine as a national dish. So, it was decided that a new dish would be created, with the help of a famous Thai chef, named Phat Thai. Phat Thai created the delicious dish that we now know and love as Pad Thai.
Making a great Pad Thai at home is an easy task. You will need the following ingredients:
• 8 ounces of dried flat rice noodles
• 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
• 2 cloves of garlic, minced
• 2 tablespoons of fish sauce
• 2 tablespoons of tamarind paste
• 2 tablespoons of peanut butter
• 1/4 cup of sugar
• 2 tablespoons of lime juice
• 1/4 cup of crushed peanuts
• 1/4 cup of chopped cilantro
• Salt and pepper to taste
In order to make the Pad Thai, you will need a large skillet or wok, along with a spatula. Start by heating the oil in the skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and sauté until fragrant. Then, add the noodles and stir-fry for a few minutes.
Next, add the fish sauce, tamarind paste, peanut butter, sugar, and lime juice. Continue to stir-fry until the noodles are cooked through. Finally, remove the noodles from the heat and stir in the crushed peanuts and chopped cilantro.
To serve, divide the Pad Thai among plates and garnish with lime wedges and cilantro. For an optional way to add some spice, you can add a few dashes of hot chili sauce.
If you want to make a twist on the classic Pad Thai, you can add other ingredients such as shrimp, scrambled eggs, or tofu. You can also add different vegetables such as bell peppers, carrots, or bean sprouts.
Making Pad Thai at home is an easy and delicious way to enjoy the flavors of Thailand. With just a few simple ingredients, you can easily make a delicious meal that is sure to please.
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