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Authentic Pad Thai with Peanut Sauce

I was taught how to make this incredible Pad Thai in Bangkok last month by a local chef, it's simple and quick to make and tastes delicious!

Prep Time 10m
Cook Time 5m
Total Time 15m
Serves 1


Cooking Instructions

  1. Make the peanut sauce using this recipe

  2. Wrap tofu in kitchen roll and press under a heavy object for 10 minutes

  3. Pre-soak noodles according to package instructions. Take 2 mins off the cook time as we'll be cooking them in the wok later and want to avoid them becoming sticky

  4. Prepare the vegetables by coarsely chopping 1 tbsp tomato and 1 tbsp onion; mince 1 tsp garlic and crush 1 tbsp of roasted peanuts in a pestle and mortar. Cut carrot into thin matchstick slices.

  5. When tofu is pressed and noodles are ready: heat a wok on high heat and add 2 tbsp of coconut oil

  6. Add the carrot, onion, tomato, garlic and tofu and fry until the garlic is brown (1-2 mins)

  7. Add 3 tbsp water and the pre-soaked noodles and toss to coat (30 secs)

  8. Add 1 tbsp mixed light & dark soy sauce, 1 tsp coconut sugar, mixed bean sprouts, spring onion and crushed peanuts. Toss for 60 seconds

  9. Sprinkle 1 tsp chilli flakes (or more/less to taste) and a squirt of fresh lime juice and cook for 10 seconds then remove from heat

  10. Serve with peanut sauce slathered on top and some roasted peanuts. Enjoy with chopsticks!

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