Power Pad Thai. Asian food has never been my thing, mainly because I didn’t grow up eating Asian foods. I grew up eating Chaldean food which is very similar to Middle Eastern food and Danish food, which consists of lots of (“wienerbrød”) pastries, bread, lunch meat, dairy and much more. So my taste for food wasn’t very diverse, but coming to America changed that.
The first time I ever tried Pad Thai, was of course when I moved to the United States. Pad Thai, sesame chicken and fried rice were the only dishes I used to order at Asian restaurants. And I now even make it at home, since my interest for experimenting with new foods has grown bigger.
I love making Pad Thai at home because it’s honestly one of the easiest meals to make on a day where don’t feel like spending too much time in the kitchen, but still want a hearty and tasty meal. Making this meal at home will not only ensure you avoid the significant amount of sodium from the restaurant but also a much fresher, cleaner and non-guilty meal.
Even if you don’t like Asian food that much (which I don’t know many people who don’t) I still encourage you to give it a try. In about 30 minutes you’ll have a delicious power pad thai looks like it took way longer to make.
- 3-4 Tbsp Olive oil/sesame oil
- 4 Cloves garlic Minced
- 1 onion Chopped
- 1 Bunch Green onion Chopped
- 2 Zuccini Chopped
- 16 oz Pack Mushrooms Chopped
- 3/4 Cups Corn kernels
- 4 Carrots Shaved
- 16 oz Pack Noodles Any type
- 1/3 Cup Peanut butter
- 2 Juiced lemons
- 1/2 tsp Cayenne or crushed red pepper
- 1 Tbsp Ginger Grated
- sea salt To taste
- 2 Tbsp Soy sauce
- 11/4 Cup water
- 1/4 Cup Honey or maple syrup
Cook your noodles as instructions state on package
Chop up all your veggies
Heat the oil in a large pan and sauté all the veggies for about 15 minutes except the green onion
In a blender, blend peanut butter, honey/maple syrup, ginger, soy sauce, lemon juice, cayenne or red crushed pepper
Add a little salt to the veggies, transfer them in the pot the pasta was cooking in and now add the chopped green onion
Add the peanut sauce the pot, mix very well and let simmer with a lid on for 5 minutes
Serve as is or add chopped roasted peanuts and enjoy!
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