Dr W and I both work full time, and at the moment we’re trying real hard to buy a house. (Long story for another blog post!) Because of this we’ve been trying to keep our weekday meals easy. One dish we’ve been enjoying is Pad Thai. Thanks to Very Lazy we’ve made it quicker to cook.
Very Lazy have an incredible range of products to make cooking everything from stir fries to pasta dishes easier. We’re already huge fans of the chopped garlic, but I was really excited to try out the new pastes. The ginger, garlic and lemon grass pastes were first on my list to try. I chose Pad Thai because it’s easy to cook and this makes it even quicker . No crushing garlic, grating ginger or faffing with lemon grass!
- 1 tbsp Sesame oil
- 400g Chicken thighs, chopped
- 1 pack of Stir fry veg
- 1 pack of Rice noodles
- 1/2 tbsp Very Lazy garlic paste
- 1/2 tbsp Very Lazy ginger paste
- 1/2 tbsp Very Lazy lemongrass paste
- 3 tbsp Fish sauce
- 1 tsp Tamarind Paste
- 2 tbsp Water
- 1 Egg
- Handful of peanuts, chopped
- Heat the oil in a pan and get the chicken cooking on a medium heat.
- Mix the fish sauce, pastes, tamarind and water in a bowl.
- Once the chicken is almost cooked add the stir fry veg in, cook for 5 mins. Then add the noodles and cook for a couple of minutes.
- Make a well in the stir fry and crack in the egg, stir continuously until it starts to scramble, then mix into the veg and chicken.
- Pour in the fish sauce/tamarind mixture from the bowl and cook for another couple of mins until fragrant.
- Serve with crunchy peanuts on top. Enjoy!
- You can easily make this vegetarian - swap the fish sauce for soy sauce.
It really was such a tasty dish and I think it’s really easy to make vegetarian or pescetarian! Dr W and I want to make a ginger chilli beef stir fry next. Ready to go ingredients from Very Lazy make it so easy! Have you made Pad Thai before? Would you give my version a go? Let me know in the comments,
P.S. Post in collaboration with Very Lazy. As ever all photos, words and opinions are my own.