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Easy Shrimp Pad Thai Recipe for Two

Shrimp Pad Thai - serves 2

This easy Shrimp Pad Thai has rice noodles, broccoli and succulent shrimp in a creamy peanut butter Pad Thai sauce.

This is a fast and simple version of the take-out classic that comes together in just 30 minutes.

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This dish makes a great lunch, dinner or impressive romantic date night meal for two.

To learn about the origins of this popular dish check out this Pad Thai article.

How to make easy Shrimp Pad Thai:

Chop the broccoli and green onions and set aside.

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Bring 3 cups water to a boil in a large sauce pan. Click for a large sauce pan.

Remove the pot from the heat and add the noodles. Let sit, stirring occasionally, for the amount of time specified on the package directions. It should be about 5 – 15 minutes.

thai rice noodles soaking in boiling water

Drain and rinse well with cold water and set aside.

While the noodles soak, in a small bowl, whisk the egg with a pinch of salt and set aside.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the fish sauce, soy sauce, lime juice, peanut butter, sugar, and sweet chili sauce. Set aside. Click for fish sauce.

pad Thai sauce whisked together in a bowl

Heat 1 tablespoon vegetable oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium low heat. Click for a large non-stick skillet.

Add the garlic, ginger, 1/8 teaspoon salt and shrimp. Stir continuously for a few minutes, until the shrimp are pink and opaque.

shrimp, garlic, ginger, and salt frying in a pan

Transfer the shrimp mixture to a large bowl, scraping the pan clean. Return the skillet to the heat.

Add 1 tablespoon of oil to the hot pan. Add the broccoli, 1/4 cup of water and 1/8 teaspoon salt. Cook and stir until the broccoli is cooked through, about 3 – 4 minutes.

broccoli florets cooking in a pan

Transfer the cooked broccoli to the bowl with the shrimp.

Add 1 teaspoon of oil to the hot pan. Pour in the beaten egg and scramble until cooked through, 1 – 2 minutes.

Move the scrambled egg to the bowl with the shrimp and broccoli.

scrambled egg cooking in a pan

Place 2 more tablespoons oil in the hot pan. Add the drained noodles and fish sauce mixture. Cook a few minutes, tossing gently.

Thai rice noodles and sauce cooking in a pan

Add the shrimp, broccoli and egg mixture to the pan.

Toss in the green onions and stir gently to combine. Cook until everything is heated through.

shrimp pad Thai heating in a pan

Remove the Pad Thai from the heat and sprinkle the peanuts and cilantro over top. Toss gently to combine. Serve and enjoy.

Shrimp Pad Thai Recipe for Two

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Yield: 2 servings

Easy Shrimp Pad Thai

Easy Shrimp Pad Thai

This easy Shrimp Pad Thai has rice noodles, broccoli and succulent shrimp in a creamy peanut butter Pad Thai sauce. This is a fast and simple version of the take-out classic that comes together in just 30 minutes.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces rice noodles
  • 1 large egg
  • Vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/2 tablespoon creamy peanut butter
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Thai Sweet Chili Sauce
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • Salt
  • 1/2 pound large shrimp (peeled, deveined, and tails removed)
  • 1 cup broccoli florets
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 green onions
  • 1/4 cup dry roasted peanuts
  • 2 teaspoon dried cilantro

Instructions

  1. Chop the broccoli and green onions and set aside.
  2. Bring 3 cups water to a boil in a large sauce pan. Click for a large sauce pan.
  3. Remove the pot from the heat and add the noodles. Let sit, stirring occasionally, for the amount of time specified on the package directions. It should be about 5 – 15 minutes.
  4. Drain and rinse well with cold water and set aside.
  5. While the noodles soak, in a small bowl, whisk the egg with a pinch of salt and set aside.
  6. In a medium bowl, whisk together the fish sauce, soy sauce, lime juice, peanut butter, sugar, and sweet chili sauce. Set aside. Click for fish sauce.
  7. Heat 1 tablespoon vegetable oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium low heat. Click for a large non-stick skillet.
  8. Add the garlic, ginger, 1/8 teaspoon salt and shrimp. Stir continuously for a few minutes, until the shrimp are pink and opaque.
  9. Transfer the shrimp mixture to a large bowl, scraping the pan clean. Return the skillet to the heat.
  10. Add 1 tablespoon of oil to the hot pan. Add the broccoli, 1/4 cup of water and 1/8 teaspoon salt. Cook and stir until the broccoli is cooked through, about 3 - 4 minutes.
  11. Transfer the cooked broccoli to the bowl with the shrimp.
  12. Add 1 teaspoon of oil to the hot pan. Pour in the beaten egg and scramble until cooked through, 1 - 2 minutes.
  13. Move the scrambled egg to the bowl with the shrimp and broccoli.
  14. Place 2 more tablespoons oil in the hot pan. Add the drained noodles and fish sauce mixture. Cook a few minutes, tossing gently.
  15. Add the shrimp, broccoli and egg mixture to the pan.
  16. Toss in the green onions and stir gently to combine. Cook until everything is heated through.
  17. Remove the Pad Thai from the heat and sprinkle the peanuts and cilantro over top. Toss gently to combine. Serve and enjoy.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

2

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 516 Total Fat: 23g Saturated Fat: 4g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 17g Cholesterol: 332mg Sodium: 2906mg Carbohydrates: 41g Fiber: 6g Sugar: 14g Protein: 39g
Nutrition information is a guideline only, is calculated automatically by third party software, and absolute accuracy is not guaranteed.

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