I made the family some Thai Kitchen deliciousness yesterday, and they loved it. I wasn’t sure how well it would go over with the kids (the baby not included. She’s not old enough for shrimp!).
I decided to try Pad Thai with some of the ingredients we received. Thai Kitchen includes recipes that incorporate their products right on their site.
Traditional Pad Thai Noodles
7 ounces Thai Kitchen® Stir-Fry Rice Noodles
1/3 cup tamarind juice or tamarind concentrate
2 tablespoons Thai Kitchen® Premium Fish Sauc
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon paprika (optional)
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1/2 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined or firm tofu, cubed
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/2 cup bean sprouts
1/4 cup coarsely chopped unsalted peanuts
Chopped fresh cilantro
Directions:BRING large pot of water to boil. Add rice noodles; cook 3 to 5 minutes or until noodles are tender but firm. Rinse under cold water; drain well. Set aside. Mix tamarind juice, fish sauce, vinegar, sugar and paprika in small bowl.
HEAT oil in large skillet or wok on medium-high heat. Add garlic; stir fry 30 seconds or until fragrant. Add shrimp; stir fry 2 minutes or just until shrimp turn pink. Push shrimp to side of skillet. Add egg to middle of skillet; scramble until set.
STIR in rice noodles and tamarind mixture; stir fry 1 minute or until heated through. Place noodle mixture on serving platter. Sprinkle with bean sprouts, peanuts and cilantro. Serve with lime wedges.
My next recipe to try to cook for the family, is the Chicken & Broccoli in Peanut Sauce. I love love love peanut sauce and I may have a small portion instead of my Nutrisystem meal that night.
I’ve been going a little out of my comfort zone with cooking of late, and while all of my results aren’t stellar (they never are!!), I’m feeling good about trying new things and finding that outside of my comfort zone doesn’t always mean super hard or not pleasant to eat for me!!
Thai Kitchen offers a great variety of sauces, noodles, rices, and pastes to help you bring Thai food into your kitchen at home. They are available at most grocery stores near you or on the Thai Kitchen estore. The products are really easy to use and quite affordable.
Thanks to Thai Kitchen for sending me samples for this review. Opinions expressed within are my own. [ad#glam between posts]