Lighter Shrimp Pad Thai Recipe

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Layla Ortiz Modified: March 24, 2022
Lighter Shrimp Pad Thai Recipe

How To Make Lighter Shrimp Pad Thai

Enjoy a big bite with less guilt of this delicious shrimp pad that’s made with rice noodles, tofu, bean sprouts, and fried egg, topped with a lime wedge!

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 35 minutes
Total: 45 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

  • 3ozrice noodles,(packaged – rice sticks)
  • 2tspoil
  • 1clovegarlic,finely minced
  • 6ozmedium-sized shrimp,shelled, deveined
  • 2ozfirm tofu,fried, cut into slices, optional
  • 1large egg
  • 1large egg white
  • 5ozbean sprouts
  • 1ozChinese chives,or scallions, cut into 2-inch lengths
  • 1tbsppeanuts,crushed
  • lime wedges,to garnish

For Seasonings:

  • tbspfish sauce,Thai Kitchen brand for gluten free
  • 1tbspsugar
  • 2tbspwater
  • 1tbsprice vinegar
  • ½tspchili powder,or more to taste

Instructions

  1. Follow the package instructions to cook the dry rice noodles. The rice noodles should be soft (but still chewy and not mushy) after boiling.

  2. Rinse the boiled noodles with cold running water.

  3. Mix all the seasoning ingredients in a small bowl until well combined. Set aside.

  4. Heat up a large skillet on high heat and add the oil. As soon as the oil is hot, add the garlic to the skillet and start stirring until the aroma of garlic is fragrant.

  5. Add the shrimp and the tofu and continue stirring.

  6. As soon as the shrimp changes color, add the noodles and stir-continuously for about 30 seconds.

  7. Use the spatula to push the noodles to one side of the skillet, and crack the eggs on the empty side of the skillet.

  8. Use the spatula to break the egg yolk and cook for about 30 seconds.

  9. Combine the egg, noodles, and add the seasoning sauce. Stir to combine well with the noodles.

  10. Add the bean sprouts and chives, and continue stirring.

  11. As soon as the bean sprouts are cooked, stir-in the crushed peanuts.

  12. Turn off the heat and serve the Pad Thai immediately with the lime wedges.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 428.68kcal
  • Fat: 13.07g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.12g
  • Trans Fat: 0.04g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 5.70g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 4.31g
  • Carbohydrates: 50.40g
  • Fiber: 3.85g
  • Sugar: 10.60g
  • Protein: 28.24g
  • Cholesterol: 200.16mg
  • Sodium: 1711.59mg
  • Calcium: 303.28mg
  • Potassium: 484.04mg
  • Iron: 3.06mg
  • Vitamin A: 128.25µg
  • Vitamin C: 20.62mg
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