Easy Pad Thai
This recipe was shared by my friend Seun Yetasook whose daughter
Amy is destined to be a fine cellist one day.
Pour oil in preheated wok and add garlic, stirfrying till golden.
2 Tablespoons oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
3/4 pound large jumbo shrimp, shelled, deveined and butterflied
1 pound fresh beansprouts, rinsed
2 bunches scallions, cut into 2 to 3" slices
2 pounds fresh Thai rice stick noodles, soaked in cold water 1 hour,
3/4 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon shrimp powder
1 to 2 teaspoons salted (spicy chopped) daikon
1/2 teaspoon crushed dried red pepper or chili paste
2 teaspoons fish sauce
Add shrimp, a few at a time and toss in oil just until they turn
Add the beansprouts and scallions all at once and stirfry until they
are translucent and cooked through.
Turn heat to low.
Add soaked rice noodles, sprinkle with paprika, shrimp powder and
salted daikon and fish sauce.
Toss with onions and beansprouts and continue to cook till done,
adding more liquid if needed to keep from burning.