Pad Thai

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Pad Thai

Why This Recipe Works

The best pad Thai recipe should feature clean, fresh, not-too-sweet flavors; perfectly cooked noodles; and plenty of plump, juicy shrimp with tender bits of scrambled egg. To get the noodles right, we soaked rice sticks in hot tap water for...

Why This Recipe Works

The best pad Thai recipe should feature clean, fresh, not-too-sweet flavors; perfectly cooked noodles; and plenty of plump, juicy shrimp with tender bits of scrambled egg. To get the noodles right, we soaked rice sticks in hot tap water for 20 minutes before stir-frying for tender but not sticky noodles. To create the salty, sweet, sour, and spicy flavor profile of pad Thai, we combined fish sauce, sugar, ground chiles, and vinegar. We added tamarind paste for the fresh, bright, fruity taste that is essential to the dish.

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Asian NoodlesSeason 4, Ep. 416

Say goodbye to bad Americanized versions of pad Thai and sesame noodles. We decided to take matters in our own hands in the test kitchen. We figured that authentic ingredients would be part of the ans...