So a little fact about me, I love asian food. So much. Whenever the dude and I go out to eat, which isn't very often, we always end up going somewhere that serves delicious asian cuisine. Lately our go-to has been Thai. Pad Thai is a pretty standard Thai dish, but none the less amazingly good. I love it so much, that I sometimes even get the Vegan Pad Thai with Tofu from Trader Joes when I am craving it. It does the job and is actually pretty dang tasty.
So I have been thinking lately how much I need/want to make my own, so we can enjoy this dish whenever we please. I found a recipe online and tweaked it a bit, so easy and good.
What you need:
8 ounce Rice Noodles
1/2 cup non-salted, dry roasted peanuts (chop if you would like)
1 cup of bean sprouts
Bunch of green onions, sliced into whatever length you like ( I bought a bunch and used half of them. We like green onions, but use however much you like)
Thai-style baked Tofu cut into small chunks (You can use regular or any baked, asian style)
2 tbls finely chopped garlic
1 tbls Raw Agave Nectar
1/4-1/2 tsp Red Pepper Flakes (Optional. I used a heaping 1/2tsp)
2 tbls Expeller-Pressed Peanut Oil
3 tbls Reduced-sodium soy sauce
1 tbls lemon jucice
Mix agave nectar, soy sauce, lemon juice and red pepper flakes in small bowl.
Cook Rice Noodles according to package and in the meantime, heat oil in a large skilled over medium heat. Add garlic and cook for about 1 min. Add tofu and green onions, cook until green onions are tender.
Add noodles to skillet when done, along with bean sprouts and agave/soy/lemon/red pepper mixture. Toss together and spoon onto dish, then sprinkle with peanuts.
Then stuff mouth with deliciousness!
Simple, quick and easy! Next time I make this, I would maybe make it a little sweeter with a tad more agave nectar and possibly add some tiny pieces of shredded carrots...either way...yum.
Hope you like it if you try it! If you modify it/add stuff, let me know how it turned out that way too :)