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Spicy Shrimp Pad Thai

Rated as 4.86 out of 5 Stars

"I used other pad thai recipes from this website and added shrimp and my own little flavor and spice."
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50 m servings 619
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. Place noodles in a large bowl and cover with hot water. Set aside until noodles are softened, about 15 minutes. Drain and rinse thoroughly.
  2. Heat oil in a wok over medium heat. Cook and stir onion and garlic until onion is translucent, about 5 minutes.
  3. Combine rice wine vinegar, ketchup, fish sauce, chile sauce, peanut butter, soy sauce, lime juice, sugar, red pepper flakes, and cayenne pepper together in a bowl. Set aside.
  4. Add shrimp to the wok. Cook and stir until pink, about 4 minutes. Add the ketchup mixture and stir. Move all ingredients to one side to clear a small space in the pan. Pour in eggs and cook without stirring until partially set, about 3 minutes.
  5. Stir the drained noodles into the shrimp and egg mixture. Add 1/2 cup peanuts, 1/4 cup bean sprouts, and carrots. Cook and stir until noodles are heated through, about 2 minutes. Garnish with the remaining peanuts, bean sprouts, lime wedges, green onions, and cilantro.


  • Cook's Notes:
  • If using pre-cooked shrimp, don't overcook.
  • Extra chile sauce can also be added for those who like it really spicy!
  • Use the garnish ingredients as desired. Some people prefer all the listed ingredients, some people just prefer extra peanuts.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 619 calories; 28 75.6 22 120 1421 Full nutrition

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It was delicious and a big hit for my guests. Also a fun meal round a table of six -- passing the extra toppings adds a bit of personal creativity. Everyone had seconds, so it was definitely a...

I didn't have peanut oil or fish sauce, so substituted seasame oil and hoisin sauce. It was delicious!

It was delicious. Made it exactly as directed, except I added some extra veges (a red bell pepper sliced, some napa cabbage chopped) and omitted the bean sprouts as I didn't have any on hand.

Delicious! Will definitely be making this again!

Super easy, just took a little time to chop and cut. Followed this recipie to the letter except I added more chile sauce for extra spice. Will be making again!

This dish turned out wonderfully and I think you could use any meat other than prawns and it would taste great or no meat

I made this tonight for hubby who is a lover of Pad Thai. He gave it a 9.5 out of 10! I did make a few changes only because I was missing ingredients. I did not have fish sauce, so I threw in...