It's time to give shrimp pad thai a soba noodle twist, à la actress, singer, and food writer Haylie Duff. This riff on the perpetually popular noodle dish is not only beginner-friendly but also delicious and light. Watch the video to see Haylie and The Walking Dead's Alanna Masterson whip up this must-make dinner and to get a look at Haylie's new cooking show, Real Girl's Kitchen.
2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
1 tablespoon chili garlic sauce
2 tablespoons fish sauce
4 garlic cloves, roughly chopped
1-inch ginger, roughly chopped
1/4 cup natural peanut butter
2 tablespoons brown sugar
4 teaspoons sesame oil
2 tablespoons peanut oil (or vegetable oil)
1 pound large shrimp, peeled
9 ounces soba noodles, cooked, rinsed, and drained
1/4 cup cilantro, roughly chopped
1/4 cup roasted peanuts, coarsely chopped
2 limes, quartered, for serving
- In a blender, combine the first eight ingredients and 1/4 cup hot water; puree until smooth.
- Heat a wok or large skillet on medium high. When it's hot, add 1 tablespoon of oil and swirl to coat the pan. Then add the shrimp and cook until they just turn pink, about 2 minutes. Transfer them to a plate.
- Add another tablespoon of oil to the wok and swirl.
- Return the shrimp to the pan along with the peanut sauce and cooked soba. Stir-fry for 1 minute.
- Top with peanuts and cilantro. Serve with lime wedges on the side.
- Main Dishes
- Other Asian
- Serves 2