Happy St. Paddy’s Day! Hope I’m not disappointing you with my lack of Irish recipes this week. I instead have a tasty Pad Thai recipe (Pad Thai… St. Paddy’s Day… Get it!?!?!?) to share. It’s safe to say my St. Paddy’s Day this year was MUCH tamer than in years past.
Yeah, I’m okay with that. I DID get gussied up in my green this past weekend at The Bang!, so that works.
So tonight I made this Pad Thai recipe from Cooking Light. It was a highly flavorful recipe consisting of:
- Stir Fry Veggies, Green Onion, and Garlic, sauteed, and mixed into:
- Flat Rice Noodles, tossed in a sauce of:
- Fish Sauce
- Soy Sauce
- Brown Sugar
- Lime Juice (I forgot this!)
- Sprinkled with:
- Fresh Basil
- Chopped Peanuts
- Bean Sprouts
The original recipe called for shrimp, not the Stir Fry Veggies. After I tossed my tiny, salad-sized frozen shrimp into a skillet, I realized that they did not appear to be deveined, which totally creeped me out and I refused to eat them (they were $2.99 is all), after having a total diva moment. In a pinch, I tossed in about 2/3 of a bag of frozen stir-fry veggies, which worked out just fine, despite the lack of protein. I really thought this dish was nearly restaurant-quality, and would like to make it again using either tofu or chicken.
My Rating: 8.5/10
(With a protein in it, it would probably get a 9/10 rating
..Maybe I’ll have a Guinness with it?
Also …I have an eye appointment at 8:00 AM tomorrow. What the hell was I thinking!?
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