Wednesday, 25 November 2015

ONE POT BASTARD PAD THAI

This is the handiest thing I know how to make. Basically, you throw everything into one fucking pot, do nothing for like 15 minutes, and you have a delicious Thai noodle thing waiting for you. It's that easy. The ONLY downside to this recipe is that there are quite a few ingredients. But it's worth it. However, it is quite flexible and you can mix and match things to whatever suits you.


Suitable for vegans.


Serves 2 - 3.

You need:

340 grams of any pasta/noodle thing you think is appropriate
1 large carrot, julienned (which is a fancy way of saying chopped into fine strips like a matchstick)
1 red bell pepper, julienned
4 spring onions, sliced thinly
4 garlic cloves, minced
2 Tbsp. peanut butter
2 Tbsp. fresh minced ginger (or the powdered shit is fine)
2 Tbsp. tomato purée
1 Tbsp. brown sugar
1 Tbsp. hoisin sauce
1 Tbsp. soy sauce
1 Tbsp. vegan worcestershire sauce (or just leave it out and add more soy!)
1 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
2 tsp. rice vinegar
2 tsp. fresh lemongrass paste or minced
1/2 tsp. fresh chili paste
1/2 tsp. turmeric
1/2 lime, juiced (or more to taste)
some salt (to taste)
MORE CHILI if you like things HOT (advised)
crushed peanuts, for garnish (optional)
chopped coriander , for garnish (optional)


So! Once you have all that ready, throw it all into a big pot, except the lime juice and optional peanuts and coriander.

Depending on what noodles you got, they may not all fit in the pot which is cool. Bring to a high heat, and wait until noodles/pasta fit in pot.

Cover and reduce to medium/high heat.

Go do something you love for 8 minutes.

Come back and check on pasta and stir.

Go away and think about how awesome this is for 4 minutes.

Stir in lime juice and watch in amazement for 1 minute.

Done.

To serve, garnish with peanuts and fresh coriander if you have it.

Or not.



- CMC

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