Archive for February 3rd, 2011

Pad Thai

No longer cooking my way through the Whole Foods Cookbook – going forward this blog will be simply a record of “dinner last night” when I remember to update with pictures.  I will try to continue the theme of “did my kids like this?”  (Kids meaning only Dylan at the moment, and Aeryn in about a year when she’s eating real food.)

This recipe comes from “Honga’s Lotus Petal” which was a gift from my sister (over at Insomnibake – check her out!).  Had I not been wrangling a hyper 3.5 year-old and an end-of-day-cranky baby at the time, this probably would have come together in under 30 minutes.  Extenuating circumstances being what they were, it took about an hour.

For the more exotic ingredients (okay, mainly the dried shrimp), you may need to seek out an Asian grocery store.  I took the bus down to Great Wall in Sunset Park for the dried shrimp and mung bean sprouts – everything else was easily obtained at a regular American grocery store.  (Tamarind paste might be the other hard to find one on this list, but it all depends on where you live.  In my neighborhood, tamarind is about as exotic as parsley.)

If you don’t have easy access to an Asian grocery store, shrimp paste or maybe even anchovy paste would be a pretty good substitute.  Or you could just skip it and add a little extra fish sauce.

Enough blathering.  Onto the recipe… Read the rest of this entry »

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