Chicken Pad Thai and Mango Salad

Have you ever had Authentic Chicken Pad Thai?  I had not tasted the real thing until I travelled to Thailand.  When I got back I had to re-create some of my favourite dishes. Pad Thai is delicious with the Thai Mango Salad and can also be made with shrimp in place of the chicken.

Chicken Pad Thai
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Chicken Pad Thai is best made just before dinner. The recipe also works well with shrimp just adjust to a lower heat and a shorter cooking time. I hope you enjoy this authentic fresh tasting version, it will not be the ketchup laden Pad Thai you may have tried in the past. For a gluten free version replace the soy sauce with tamari.
Chicken Pad Thai
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Chicken Pad Thai is best made just before dinner. The recipe also works well with shrimp just adjust to a lower heat and a shorter cooking time. I hope you enjoy this authentic fresh tasting version, it will not be the ketchup laden Pad Thai you may have tried in the past. For a gluten free version replace the soy sauce with tamari.
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Cook or soak noodles as per instructions on the package. If cooking rinse under cold water after. Toss noodles with 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil so that they do not stick together and set aside. The noodles should be slightly al dente.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon canola oil in your 12 inch frying pan or wok. Add chicken and cook until golden brown. Add the garlic and continue cooking constantly stirring for 1 minute. Chicken should be cooked through. Set aside on a dinner plate.
  3. In the same pan add another tablespoon canola oil and scramble eggs, stir to break into small pieces. Remove and set aside with chicken.
  4. In a small bowl or measuring cup mix together sauce ingredients - chili flakes, sugar, soy sauce, fish sauce and tamarind paste.
  5. In same frying pan add white parts of green onions and cook one minute.
  6. Add noodles, reserved chicken and egg, sauce ingredients and bean sprouts.
  7. Using tongs stir to coat noodles with sauce. If transporting home turn off the heat at this point and heat thoroughly just before dinner.
  8. Squeeze juice of half a lime over pad thai and if desired serve with a lime wedge on each plate. Sprinkle with green onions, cilantro and roasted peanuts.
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Mango Salad
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Mango Salad is the perfect compliment to a Fresh Pad Thai. I like to use slightly firm mangos in this salad but my kids love the ripe sweeter ones.  
Mango Salad
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Mango Salad is the perfect compliment to a Fresh Pad Thai. I like to use slightly firm mangos in this salad but my kids love the ripe sweeter ones.  
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. In your salad bowl or container combine the dressing of olive oil, lime zest, lime juice, fish sauce and sweet thai chili sauce.
  2. Peel and thinly slice the mangos, julienne the red pepper and thinly slice your mint.
  3. To your salad bowl add mangos, peppers and sprinkle mint on top. Toss just before dinner or up to 4 hours ahead. Store in the refrigerator until serving.
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Sticky Tips

  • Tamarind Paste can be difficult to find.  My favourite brand is Pantai which I have purchased at Safeway. If you purchase a paste that is darker in colour you may want to use only 3 tablespoons.
  • Tamarind Paste

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