Monday, March 28, 2011

as easy as thai-ing your shoes

I make pretty much everything from scratch. I try not to use pre-fabbed foods, but I am only human...and some products are great. I love the Thai Kitchen products when I am in a crunch. One of my favorite things to make is Sweet and Spicy Pork Noodles. I make it with the Thai Kitchen Original Pad Thai*. The pad Thai package is pretty has the noodles and sauce in it,so alone, in my opinion, it needs some pizazz. That's where I come in. This is a great fast and family friendly dish. It is elegant enough to serve at a dinner party, but simple enough to serve for Monday night dinner.

Sweet and Spicy Pork Noodles

2 packages Thai Kitchen Original Pad Thai

1 pound ground pork

2 teaspoons chili garlic sauce

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon pepper

1/4 teaspoon Chinese 5 spice

1/2 cup onion, minced

1 cup red pepper, diced

1-2 cups asparagus, diced

1/2 cup water chestnuts, chopped

1/4 cup green onion, diced

1 lime

1/4 cup cilantro, minced

1/2 cup peanuts (optional)

In a skillet, brown the onion and pork together. Season with salt and pepper and five spice. Meanwhile, bring a pot of water to a boil. Once the water is boiling, add the Pad Thai Noodles and remove from the heat and let rest. Next, in the skillet, add the peppers, asparagus, water chestnuts and chili garlic sauce. Saute the mixture for five minutes. After five minutes, drain the noodles and add them to the meat mixture and toss with the flavor packets included in the boxes and cook for an additional two or three minutes. Toss in the green onions and cilantro. Finally, squeeze the juice from the lime into the noodles and toss one more time. Serve immediately.

*I did not receive any product or compensation for mentioning Thai Kitchen products in this post.

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Martha said...

This looks delicious! I found you through your link up over at Tasty Tuesday. I'm your newest follower :-)

Kelsey@inspirationthief said...

I really like pad Thai. I am coming to your class tonight,

Stephanie McGee said...

Sounds delish! I hear tonight's class was tasty as ever!

Unknown said...

Thai food is my new passion, and this looks so delicious. Wish I had a bowl for lunch today...

sweetlife said...

great dish, we love thai!! please girl, don't worry I know life can get busy!! take care