Shrimp Pad Thai

Shrimp Pad Thai

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Makes: 4 to 6 servings

Prep: 15 mins

Cook: 15 mins

  • 1/4 cup unseasoned rice vinegar, apple cider vinegar or white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup fish sauce
  • 1/4 cup (packed) brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ketchup
  • 2 teaspoons worcestershire sauce
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 24 medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 12 ounces dried flat rice noodles
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups bean sprouts
  • 1 bunch  scallions, greens chopped and whites reserved for another use
  • 3/4 cup unsalted roasted peanuts, chopped
  • 1/3 cup chopped cilantro leaves
  • Siracha, for serving
  • Lime wedges, for serving
  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Meanwhile, in a bowl, mix together the vinegar, fish sauce, brown sugar, ketchup and worcestershire until the sugar dissolves.
  2. In a large nonstick skillet, heat 1 tbsp. oil over high heat until shimmering. Add the shrimp and cook, turning once, until just cooked through, 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer the shrimp to a plate; reserve the skillet.
  3. Add the noodles to the boiling water and cook until tender but still slightly chewy, 4 to 5 minutes. Rinse under cold water; drain well.
  4. Add the remaining 2 tbsp. oil to the reserved skillet and heat over medium-high heat until shimmering. Crack in the eggs and cook until the whites are browned slightly at the edges, 1 to 2 minutes. Using a nonstick spatula, flip the eggs and break into small pieces. Add the noodles and fish sauce mixture; toss to combine. Add the cooked shrimp and stir until the shrimp are heated through and the noodles have absorbed some of the sauce, about 2 minutes.
  5. Add the bean sprouts, scallion greens and peanuts; toss well. Divide the noodles among plates and top with the cilantro. Serve with the sriracha and lime wedges.