Pad Thai combines the balance of sweet and sour, salty and spicy, fresh, and cooked to make an amazing dish for all at-home foodies. Typically, Pad Thai is loaded with high salt and saturated fat- but this at-home recipe is your healthy alternative to that “feel-good” fast food.
This recipe, shared with us by the beautiful Camille Knowles, begins with fresh ingredients such as Chinese cabbage, fresh bean sprouts, snap peas and spring onions packed with loads of tangy tasters and textures like lime, rice wine, tamari and coriander.
If you ever wondered what Pad Thai means it simply translates into “Thai Stir-fry”. Pad in Thai is the word for stir-fry. So next time you are eating out at your favorite Thai restaurant the menu will be that much easier to break down!
What Do I Need For Pad Thai Sauce?
Usually, pad thai sauce includes fish sauce- (since this recipe is vegan, there is a tip below on how to make your vegan fish sauce). To make the yummy sauce this recipe you will need:
- A Small Bowl
- A Whisk
- Vegan alternative fish sauce
- Rice wine (NOT Rice Vinegar!)
- Lime juice.
How to Make Vegan Fish Sauce Alternative…
All you need is dried shiitake mushrooms and soy sauce for your fish sauce alternative.
In a saucepan, simmer 3 cups of water, ¼ ounce of dried sliced shiitake mushrooms, 3 tablespoons of salt, 2 tablespoons of soy sauce over medium heat until reduced by half.
Strain, cool, and store in the fridge for up to 3 weeks.
Vegan Pad Thai Ingredient List:
- Flat brown rice noodles
- Coconut oil
- Spring onions
- Mangetout or sugar snap peas
- Chinese cabbage
- Bean sprouts
- Vegan fish sauce
- Rice wine
- Lime, juiced
- Red chili
- Roasted peanuts
The best part about stir-fries is the versatility. Everything can easily be adjusted to dietary needs along with flavor and spice level preferences. And it’s an easy go-to dinner on week nights that is packed full of nutrients and is a great meal prep option too!
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