Monday, March 30, 2009

Thai Noodles

I decided to do a riff on Thai food for dinner last night - part Pad Thai, part Pad Kee Mao Talay. I checked the Food Network site to see if I could find a recipe for Pad Thai as made by Nongkran Daks on an episode of Throwdown...and found one by Paula Deen. Suprisingly, it didn't have mayonnaise OR butter in it.  I don't have to tell you I wasn't going to use that recipe regardless.

I did find Ms Daks recipe, and cribbed the sauce portion of it.  I added some of my favorite Thai chili basil paste to it, tossed it with some shrimp, scallops, and langoustino tails (courtesy of Trader Joe's frozen seafood department), and stir fried the lot with fresh rice noodles (from the tofu section at H-Mart).

Looks pretty good, doesn't it? It tasted good too, except that the noodles turned completely into mush for some reason. I haven't had that problem with them before, and now I'm going to be wary of buying them in the future.

I'd definitely try this concoction again - it was tangy, spicy, slightly sweet - but with either dried rice noodles, or good old Western-style pasta (fettuccine or pappardelle).