Vegan Pad Thai

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This recipe is a nice fast one for a lazy night in when you aren’t up for cooking a feast. (or when you are already worn out from cooking cupcakes all afternoon!)

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Brooklyn Pad Thai
(Vegan with a Vengeance)

Ingredients:
450g rice noodles

For the sauce:
6 tablespoons tamari
6 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons tomato puree
2 tablespoons chilli sauce
3 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
3 tablespoons tamarind concentrate or lime juice

For the pad Thai:
6 tablespoons ground nut oil (we just used vegetable oil)
450g tofu drained and pressed and cut into small triangles
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 tablespoon lemongrass, finely chopped
125 g bean sprouts
8 spring onions. sliced
2 small dried red chillies, crumbled
50g chopped roasted peanuts
4 tablespoons chopped fresh coriander
Lime wedges for serving.

Method:
Prepare the rice noodles according to the directions on the packet.

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Mix together the ingredients for the sauce.
Preheat a large nonstick frypan or wok over moderate-high heat, then quickly add the tofu. Stir fry for for 4 – 5 minutes, until the tofu is crisp on the outside. Remove from pan and set aside.
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Pour 2 tablespoons more of the oil into the pan, add the garlic and lemongrass, stir fry for 30 seconds. Add the sauce and when it starts to bubble, add the noodles. Cook for 2 minutes, stirring constantly, then add the tofu, bean sprouts, spring onions, chillies, and peanuts. Stir for 30 more seconds.

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Transfer to two serving plates and garnish with coriander and lime wedges.

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2 Responses so far »

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    vegancowprotect said,

    That looks so delicious. I need to make some of this and soon! Thanks for posting. 🙂

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    womandom said,

    Thanks for the comment! Did you end up giving the recipe a try?


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