Friday, 11 December 2009

Pad Thai chicken

Serves: 4
300g Rice noodles, thick, dried
3 tbsp vegetable oil
2 Eggs
0.5 tsp Salt
0.5 tsp ground black pepper
100g boneless, skinless Chicken breast
1 clove Garlic, finely chopped
60g shrimps, cooked
3 small Spring onions, shredded
3 tbsp roasted Peanuts, coarsely ground
3 tbsp Fish Sauce
3 red chillies, seeds removed, sliced
1 tbsp lemon juice
0.5 tsp brown sugar
120g bean sprouts
50g mange tout or sugar snap peas, sliced
3 tbsp coriander leaves, chopped

1. Soak the rice noodles in hot water for 20 minutes until they have softened.

2. Beat the eggs with salt and pepper and heat 1 tablespoon of the vegetable oil in a frying pan. Pour in the egg and make a thin omelette - turn it out of the pan and and cut into thin strips. Leave the omelette one side while you make the pad thai.

3. Heat the remaining 3 tablespoons of vegetable oil and fry the garlic and sliced chicken breast until the chicken is barely tender and the garlic is golden.

4. Add the shrimps and spring onions to the pan and stir fry for another minute Tip in the drained noodles, peanuts and add the fish sauce, chillies, lemon juice and brown sugar. Stir fry over a high heat for a further minute.

5. Toss in the beanspouts, mangetout and omelette strips, and cook briskly for about 30 seconds more. Season to taste and serve piping hot, garnished with coriander.

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