Man, I forgot how much I love Trader Joe’s. I stopped at the relatively new one on my way home from work today, and I got tons of gorgeous and mostly organic food! There will be some beautiful eats over the next few days…OH and I got more Larabars… i’m officially obsessed with the cherry pie flavor. It’s so amazing!
I was surprised with a dinner out tonight, and we went for Thai (yeah, I know, again). I got pad si ew (again) with extra broccoli and red peppers. I got a picture of it this time!
I did some searching since I love this dish so much, and found a fantastic-sounding recipe from ThaiTable.com and I thought I’d share. The words here are not mine, but rather from the website:
|1/2||cup||pork, thinly sliced|
|2||tablespoons||light soy sauce|
|1||lb||fresh flat rice noodles|
|1||tablespoon||dark soy sauce|
For a vegetarian version, skip the pork. Add firm tofu if you like. I often enjoy pad see ew with just the egg.
Dark soy sauce gives the noodles the color while light soy sauce seasons the dish.
If Chinese broccoli is tough to find where you live, try kale or regular broccoli.
Heat a wok to high heat and then add 2 tablespoons of oil. Drop in the chopped garlic and stir. Add the sliced pork. Stir to cook the pork. When the pork is somewhat cooked or turned from pink to light brown, add rice noodles. Stir to break up the noodles. Add light and dark soy sauce and sugar.
Stir to mix the seasonings into the noodles and pork. Open a spot in the middle of the pan, and drop the egg in. Scramble the egg until it is almost all cooked (not watery any more). Fold in the noodles and mix them all. Add the Chinese broccoli, stems first. I usually add half of the Chinese broccoli and stir until it wilts and then add the rest. But if you have room in your wok, you can cook all the Chinese broccoli at once. As soon as the Chinese broccoli is cooked, turn off the heat.
Put on a serving plate and sprinkle white pepper on top. Serve with the usual noodles condiments; sugar, fish sauce, vinegar and dried ground pepper. I usually like mine with ground chili peppers and vinegar.
Pad see ew that you find in Thailand is little sweeter than mine because many street vendors add more sugar than I prefer.