Pad Thai Hold the Noodles

10 Sep

My new favorite thing lately is broccoli slaw. When evenings are hectic, life calls for something a little less time-consuming than peeling and shredding eight zucchini or a block of time to bake a spaghetti squash. Insert packaged broccoli slaw. I have used it quite a few times this month as a base for meatballs and sauce, stir fry, and our new family favorite: Pad Thai.

I stumbled upon this sauce from the Clothes Make the Girl and could not wait to try it. You can definitely say the family loved it (thank you, Melissa!) because I used it–with a few minor tweaks because I don’t know how to leave anything alone– twice in one week to make Pad Thai with broccoli slaw. I seriously could not stop eating this! I had leftovers for breakfast the next morning and my daughter requested leftovers in her lunchbox too!

Ingredients:

2 lbs chicken or beef, cut into small strips or chunks
1/2 Tbsp sesame oil
1/2 Tbsp olive oil
1 onion, sliced thin
1 sweet pepper, sliced thin
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 packages broccoli slaw
1 Tbsp cilantro paste or top with fresh cilantro
5 eggs (optional, but adds a nice depth to the dish)
1/2 cup slivered almonds, toasted (optional, but adds a nice crunch)

Sauce:

1 cup full fat coconut milk (if using 6oz. cans, reserve the rest of the 2nd can in your fridge for your coffee all week!)
3 Tbsp lime juice
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp dried ginger
3 Tbsp liquid aminos (or GF soy sauce, but if you switch to this you’ll never go back!)
2 tsp rice vinegar
1 Tbsp red curry paste
3/4 cup nut butter (I used half almond, half sun)

Preparation:

Heat oil in large skillet. Add peppers, onions and garlic and sauté until they start to soften. Add meat and sauté until mostly cooked through. If using beef, only let brown for a few minutes before proceeding so it doesn’t get too tough in the end. Add broccoli slaw to skillet and combine. Cook for a few minutes, mixing occasionally. Lower heat, cover skillet and let alone while you make the sauce.

In small sauce pan over low heat, add coconut milk and whisk to get the chunks out. Add remaining ingredients and whisk until smooth. Add sauce to large skillet, mix and set uncovered on low heat to allow sauce to thicken. Meanwhile, in the same small sauce pan you used for the sauce crack five eggs and scramble until done well. Add eggs to large skillet and mix, add cilantro paste and combine or top with fresh cilantro, add toasted nuts, and serve!

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Notes:

-Use leftover or pre-cooked meat to save time. Add it to the large skillet just before adding the sauce.
-For a thicker sauce, add 1 Tbsp arrowroot powder to the sauce mixture or to the large skillet at the end to thicken.
-Make the sauce ahead of time. Double it while you’re at it because it makes a great dip or dressing.

Enjoy,

Heather

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8 Responses to “Pad Thai Hold the Noodles”

  1. Melissa Joulwan September 10, 2012 at 12:17 pm #

    Thanks for the shout out! Glad you’re having delicious fun with the recipe!

    • Heather September 10, 2012 at 12:21 pm #

      Thank YOU, the sauce is awesome and so is your blog!

    • the PRIME pursuit September 10, 2012 at 2:04 pm #

      Melissa, I attended Melissa and Dallas’s seminar yesterday in Hoboken. You came up when I was speaking with them. :) I love your blog and have been privileged enough to “know” (about) you and Melissa since July of 09…right after the “part 2 guide of eating dirty” went viral. I appreciate the hard work you have put into your blog. Lots of great info.

  2. Wendy September 26, 2012 at 8:22 pm #

    Yummy doesn’t begin to describe this recipe! LOVE!!

  3. the PRIME pursuit September 26, 2012 at 9:39 pm #

    Thanks, Wendy! I’m so glad you liked it. It has definitely become a regular in my weekly menu now! I hope you are doing well! I miss all of you ladies!
    Best,
    Heather

  4. Mrs Dale Wheeler October 12, 2012 at 7:22 am #

    Made this a week ago my family loved it going to do it again tonight, thanks!
    Dale

  5. Heather October 14, 2012 at 9:49 pm #

    That’s wonderful, Dale! I just bought the ingredients at the store for this week too!
    Thanks for your feedback and for reading!
    Heather

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