Prawn pad thai

Chef: Chef Adrian
Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Prawn pad thai
This isn’t your authentic Pad Thai recipe, but it’s a simple twist on it that tastes very similar and uses easily accessible ingredients that we have here in Ireland. You can always substitute your favourite meats like chicken or beef if you don’t like prawns. 

200g rice noodles
2 cloves of smoked garlic
A handful of coriander, leaves and stalks separated
¼ stick of lemongrass
1 red chilli
Olive oil
10 Dublin bay prawns shelled and de-veined (ask your fishmonger)
10 baby spring onions
Zest and juice of 2 limes
100g bean sprouts
Sea salt
A handful of salted peanuts, chopped

Place the noodles in salted boiling water and cover for 5 minutes to soften.

Chop the garlic, coriander stalks, lemon grass and chilli, then fry in some oil for a minute over a medium heat. Add the prawns and spring onions and cook for another 2–3 minutes.

Add the lime zest and juice and the bean sprouts. Now add the noodles to the pan and stir well until heated through. Season with sea salt to taste and serve sprinkled with the chopped peanuts and coriander leaves.


Preparation Time
15 minutes

Cooking Time
15 minutes

Main ingredients
Shellfish, Pasta & Noodles, Vegetables

Recipe Type
Dinner, Easy, Family Dinners, Healthy, Pasta/Noodles, Quick Meals


Special Info
Dairy free

Level of Difficulty

Most supermarkets now stock smoked garlic and baby spring onions. But if it happens that they don’t, just use the ordinary varieties, giving the spring onions a small chop.

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