Pad Thai Recipe That Top Takeout

Shrimp Pad Thai

Elevating the classic shrimp Pad Thai, this dish incorporates three varieties of shrimp for layers of flavor, perfect for an authentic Thai dining experience.


1. Flat rice noodles 2. Skin-on peanuts 3. Tamarind concentrate 4. Asian fish sauce 5. Palm sugar

Begin by soaking the rice noodles in cold water for a duration of 2 hours, allowing them to soften adequately before draining.

Step 1

While the noodles soak, toast the skin-on peanuts on a baking sheet in a preheated oven set to 375°F for approximately 10 minutes until fragrant, then coarsely chop them post-cooling.

Step 2

In a medium saucepan, combine the tamarind concentrate, Asian fish sauce, grated palm sugar, distilled white vinegar, shrimp paste in oil, and Thai chile powder, bringing the mixture to a boil

Step 3

In a large nonstick skillet, heat a tablespoon of canola oil and stir-fry the dried shrimp over high heat for about a minute until fragrant, then transfer them to a paper towel-lined plate to cool.

Step 4

In the same skillet, cook the fresh shrimp over moderate heat until they turn white throughout, approximately 2 minutes, before transferring them to a plate.

Step 5