4tbspfish sauce ** see notes about subs for fish sauce
1tbsp(heaping) creamy peanut butter
3garlic cloves minced
1tbspfresh ginger peeled and minced
1tspred pepper flakes
½cuproasted peanuts chopped
fresh lime wedges
Cook your rice noodles per package instructions.Rinse under cold water and then toss with 1 tbsp vegetable oil. Set aside.
Pad Thai Sauce
In a bowl or large glass measuring cup whisk together all the Pad Thai Sauce ingredients. Set aside.
Vegetable Pad Thai
In a large non-stick skillet or wok over high heat add 2 tbsp vegetable oil.Stir in the broccoli florets, red peppers, garlic, kosher salt and water. Sauté, while stirring, for about 2.5-3 minutes until the broccoli is crisp-tender.
Push the veggie mixture to the side of the skillet/wok. Pour the beaten eggs into the empty side. Scramble in the pan until they are set up, this will only take about 1 minute. Push the eggs to the side with the veggies.
Add the cooked rice noodles, bean sprouts, green onions to the skillet. Pour the Pad Thai Sauce over top. Toss everything together.
Sauté for an additional 2 minutes.
Remove the skillet/wok from the heat and let the Veggie Pad Thai cool for a few minutes.
Serve garnished with cilantro, chopped peanuts and 2 lime wedges.For people that like additional heat/spice, offer extra red pepper flakes or Sambal.
Fish Sauce is traditional in Pad Thai. However, if fish isn't your jam or you are making this recipe as a vegetarian or vegan you can sub 4 tbsp vegetable or chicken broth. Or you can make your own Vegan Fish Sauce.Recipe Tips:
After cooking your rice noodles make sure you rinse them under cold water to stop the cooking. You want an al dente noodle, not mush!
Cut your veggies roughly the same size. This will create a better mouth feel / eating experience. It will also have better visual appeal.
Don't skip the garnish! The crunchy peanuts add great texture and the tang of the lime and freshness of the cilantro add the perfect brightness.
To add more heat serve this dish with a side of Sambal or toss more red pepper flakes into the sauce.