Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Pad Thai (Sort Of)

Okay, I'll be the first to admit that the food in this photo doesn't look very appetizing. But looks can be deceiving! This was a quite a tasty meal.

Much to my excitement, I found rice noodles at a local mega-chain grocery store today, so I thought I'd try my hand at Pad Thai. In the past whenever I've had a hankering for this delicious peanutty noodle dish, I'd just order it from the Thai restaurant in town, so this was my first attempt at making it. I omitted tofu from the recipe, but momentarily forgot that I'm allergic to corn and added baby corn. Also included were broccoli, red peppers, mushrooms, bok choy and sugar snap peas. The veggies were stirfried in a tasty spicy peanut sauce, served over the rice noodles and then the whole dish is topped with roasted peanuts. Mung bean sprouts are traditionaly in Pad Thai, but I couldn't find any today and I used up all the sprouts that I just bought in the dish I made on Sunday. This was delicous and very filling and I'll definitely be making it again!