I have decided to refrain from calling this Pad Thai, because it is not Pad Thai.
Calling this Pad Thai would be a boldfaced lie.
This is my own Thai inspired creation for people who like sweet, spicy, peanutty action with a twist…
CREAMY DREAMY PEANUT SAUCE…MMMMMM
This recipe makes A LOT.
Like… an Army-sized portion!
(this is how I cook…I don’t know how else to do it!)
USE A BIG SAUCEPAN!
1 can coconut milk
1 cup peanut butter
about 2 tbsp of Sriracha! (SPICY!)
salt and pepper to taste (I actually don’t use any)
Juice of one lime..maybe two…maybe three
2 tbsp dried ginger
1 Jar Pad Thai sauce…or Pad Thai spice packet…
2-3 cups chopped bell peppers
2-3 cups broccoli florets
1 carton chopped mushrooms (about 3 cups)
2 packages frozen (thawed and drained) chopped spinach or 1 BIG bag of fresh spinach…
(watch it wilt to perfection a handful at a time…)
2 cups bean sprouts (you must first boil them for a couple of minutes)
Add any other fun spices or chopped veggies you have laying around looking lonely…
Boil one box of pasta noodles…I find Fettuccine and Linguine work best, but you can use any kind.
I’ve been known to just make the sauce and dump it over steamed brown rice, or mix in buckwheat penne…
The world is your oyster! Get crazy!
Drain & rinse pasta and mix in with sauce…
Should look like this:
If you have any crushed peanuts laying around….sprinkle on top…
Add a lime to make it pretty…
Squeeze this lime and add even more yummy flavor.
Add more Sriracha if that’s how you party.
Enjoy with your mouth!!