Easy Pad Thai with a Peanut Sauce

I have been on a serious Asian kick lately and this easy pad Thai is definitely one of my favourite recipe. It’s super easy, quick and so delicious! The peanut sauce really take it to the next level, making it creamy and ultra flavoursome. It’s definitely on of those recipes which I will make over and over again. I hope you enjoy it too! 

Serves 2-3 people 

For the Pad thai:

About 200gr of rice noodles 

3 tbsp of toasted sesame seeds oil 

3 garlic cloves, minced 

A small piece of ginger, finely grated 

1/4 cup of soy or Tamari sauce 

2tbsp of brown rice vinegar 

2 tbsp of coconut sugar 

1/2 tbsp of paprika 

About 1/2 cup of cubed extra firm tofu 

3 spring onions – chopped + extra for sprinkling 

1 cup of bean sprouts 

1/4 cup of unsalted peanuts – lightly roasted and roughly chopped 

1/2 lime cut into slices

An handful of fresh coriander – roughly chopped 

A sprinkle of sesame seeds

For the peanut sauce:

1/2 tbsp of siracha or hit sauce 

1 cup of canned coconut milk 

2 tbsp of soy sauce or Tamari sauce 

1/2 cup of runny and unsweetened peanut butter 

1 tbsp of coconut sugar 

Cover the rice noodles with boiling water and let them sit for 15 minutes.

In the meantime make the peanut sauce. Combine all the ingredients in a small saucepan and slowly bring it boil. Reduce the heat and let it simmer for 2-3 minutes until the sauce thicken. Remove from the heat and set on the side. 

Heat a large frying pan or a wok over medium-high heat and stir fry the ginger and garlic for 2-3 minutes. Add in the drained noodles and cook for another 2 minutes until they have soften. Add the soy sauce, coconut sugar, vinegar and paprika and keep stirring. Add the tofu in and mix well to combine all the ingredients. Cook for another 2-3 minutes. Add more soy sauce, chopped spring onions, chopped peanuts, bean sprouts and keep on stirring to prevent the ingredients sticking to the bottom of the pan. Add a dash of water if it looks too dry. Cook for another 3 minutes. 

Remove it from the heat and serve it with chopped spring onions, coriander, lime slices, sesame seeds and drizzle the peanut sauce on top. 

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This Post Has 3 Comments

  1. Chris

    I made this today and LOVED it! I’m glad I had a lime available because the squirt of lime juice on top knocked it to another level. Fantastic recipe!

  2. Jac

    Had high hopes for this recipe, however. The peanut sauce is nearly flavorless. For me it was a sad waste of the ingredients and a waste of even more in an attempt to salvage it. Disappointed.

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