Pad Thai

Pad Thai

Pad Thai is the boy’s favourite Asian food so I thought I’d try to cook us some for supper. My Pad Thai recipe is basically a bastardised version of this recipe. I put chicken livers instead of shrimps in my version because I thought it would make it more interesting. Sadly, the boy wasn’t so crazy about the livers so shrimps might have been a better choice. Chicken livers aside, the boy thought it was good. Care for a recipe?

1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon water
1 tablespoon creamy peanut butter
1 tablespoon fish sauce
1 teaspoon Asian chili paste, such as sambal oelek
1 tablespoon packed light brown sugar
1 tablespoon white vinegar
3 tablespoons canola oil
2 cloves garlic, chopped
2 green onions, chopped
1 cup beansprouts
3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, sliced into strips
6 chicken livers, cooked and diced
1 pound medium-wide rice noodles, soaked in warm water until softened and drained
Chopped peanuts, for garnish

In a small bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, water, peanut butter, fish sauce, chili paste, brown sugar, and white vinegar until smooth.

Heat a large wok over medium-high heat, and add canola oil. When the oil is hot, add the garlic and green onions and let cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add the chicken and chicken livers, and stir-fry until chicken and chicken livers are browned and cooked through, about 5 minutes. Add noodles and beansprouts and toss to coat.

Add peanut/spice paste and toss to distribute. Cook until heated through, about 5 minutes.

Serve Pad Thai on a plate and garnish with chopped peanuts.

Yield: 4 servings.

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  1. Any organ that ‘filters’ should not be eaten. Think about it. It filters WASTE and TOXINS! I myself actually like the taste of chicken giblets and even liver, at times. BUt ever since I really thought about the function of the organs, blech! No more for me thankyouverymuch.

  2. eeep! Being married to an asian boy, I can relate to how others may enjoy eating animal organs. I however, can barely handle eating white chicken breast. 🙂

  3. Neither he nor I ate it up because the portion was too big. And he threw all the livers that were on his plate into mine before he started eating the good stuff.
    Chicken livers are good, and so are beef brain, tripe, intestine, and lung. I don’t really like beef liver, though.

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