Due to the fact that I am just *that* obsessed with Jersey Shore, I have conned a few of my friends into starting a weekly, Sunday night tradition of taking turns hosting dinner at our respective apartments. Last week, we headed to my friend Whitney’s apartment and made shrimp tacos and guac. This week, it was my turn to host so we put together homemade pad thai and fruit salad (using my mom’s secret sauce of course).
I nabbed the recipe for the Pad Thai off of allrecipes.com with some substitutions and variations. We couldn’t find rice noodles so we used linguine (worked out fine!) and we doubled the ingredients for the sauce to make sure we had enough. The combination of sugar, red pepper flakes, fish oil, and white wine vinegar came together pretty well – our version tasted like legitimate pad thai! Also, I didn’t have a wok at my apartment but luckily Matty and Ryan do. Once we got a hold of theirs, everything came together. My friends’ attempts at teaching me to become domestic may be working. Looks like I’m the one getting conned…
Here’s the recipe:
We were stoked with the way the Pad Thai came out and would all make it again – but probably starting with a wok next time instead of fumbling with pans that are way too small.
I hope everyone had a relaxing and fun weekend! I got a long run in yesterday and also spent some time with my parents and uncle. I’m off now to get in a weights + yoga workout before my first day of class.
How do you feel about cooking Asian cuisine? Fav dish?