For some reason I have always hesitated to make this dish – Not sure why but I had a craving for it and I had all the ingredients I thought I wanted in it so I tried it. Turned out delicious! Very tasty. I followed a recipe for a bit then changed it up to be my own. I figured if it didn’t turn out then I wouldn’t blog about it and no one would be the wiser ;-). Here I am blogging about it because I think it tasted very good.
Ingredients – Serves 4 (at least)
8 ounces of flat rice noodles (pad thai style)
2 tbsp brown sugar
2 tbsp low sodium soy sauce
1.5 tbsp fish sauce
Juice of 1 lime
1 tbsp dried minced onion (you can use fresh if you like)
1 tbsp chili garlic sauce
1/2 cup of ketchup
1/3 cup of sweet chili sauce
2 tbsp canola oil
12 peeled shrimp
2 chicken breasts cut into bite sized pieces (large dice)
5 minced garlic cloves
1 red pepper sliced thinly
1 cup matchstick carrots (grated or shredded is fine too)
1 cup tiny pieces of broccoli
Toasted almond slivers for garnish
Boil water in a pot and when boiling drop noodles in and turn heat off. Stir noodles around to separate them.
While water is boiling, mix soy sauce, fish sauce, brown sugar, lime juice, ketchup and garlic chili sauce in a small bowl.
In a large skillet sauté chicken till cooked then add carrots, peppers, broccoli, and 1/3 of the sauce with the shrimp and sauté for about 2 minutes till shrimp is cooked. By now the noodles should be done so drain them and add them to the skillet. Add the remaining sauce and stir on medium heat to coat everything. it should only take a minute or two till all ingredients are mixed and coated. Dish up and enjoy!