A Deliciously Spicy Pork Pad Thai
Pad Thai is a beloved cuisine all around the world, and this recipe provides a tasty, easily accessible way to whip up an unmistakably Thai dish right at home. With an inspired mix of unique ingredients, bold spices, and earthy flavors, this Pork Pad Thai will tantalize even the most discerning palate into a blissful culinary escape.
– 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
– 1/2 pound pork loin, cut into matchstick slices
– 2 tablespoons fish sauce
– 2 tablespoons soy sauce
– 2 tablespoons red curry paste
– 2 tablespoons brown sugar
– 2 cloves garlic, minced
– 1/4 cup dry roasted peanuts
– 1 package of Thai rice noodles
– 1 red pepper, cut into strips
– 2 eggs, lightly beaten
– 2 green onions, chopped
– 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
– 2 limes, quartered
1. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
2. Add the pork and cook, stirring frequently, until lightly browned, about 5 minutes.
3. Stir in the fish sauce, soy sauce, red curry paste, and sugar until the pork is evenly coated.
4. Add the garlic, peanuts, and pepper and cook until the pepper softens, about 5 minutes.
5. Add the rice noodles and cook, stirring, until the noodles are tender, about 5 minutes more.
6. Push the ingredients to one side of the pan and add the eggs.
7. Cook, stirring gently, until the eggs are scrambled.
8. Stir in the green onions and cilantro.
9. Squeeze the limes over the top and serve hot.
This Pork Pad Thai has a delightful kick, thanks to the heavenly combination of red curry paste and brown sugar. The fish sauce and soy sauce lend their own special touch to the noodles, while the peanuts add a delightful crunch and texture. Each bite is full of flavor and warmth, conveying true Asian home-cooked goodness. This delightful dish is the perfect accompaniment to a quiet evening spent with friends and family.
If this recipe has tickled your taste buds, you may want to check out some of my other Pad Thai recipes. From beef and chicken versions, to vegetarian delights, these recipes all provide a unique take on the classic cuisine while also embracing some of the cultural culinary traditions found in Southeast Asia.