Thursday, February 16, 2012

Zucchini Noodle (Zoodle) Pad Thai

Like Thai food?  Sad you can't eat noodles, like pad thai?  Have no fear, the great Zoodle is here.

This recipe is dope.  Tastes SPOT on.  It was inspired by this recipe.  I've adapted it slightly as I eat a modified paleo diet- I'm not a full-blown cavegirl quite yet. 

Zucchini Noodle (Zoodle) Pad Thai
3 medium zucchinis, julienned with your fancy shmancy julienne peeler that costs $9 from BBB and is the best kitchen gadget EVER
4 green onions, chopped
1 inch of ginger, minced (did you know you could buy fresh ginger and freeze it, and break off little amounts as you need it?)
1 1/2 tsp minced garlic
1 tbsp fish sauce
juice of half a lime or a couple squeezes from the green lime-shaped bottle (I won't tell)
4 tsp natural peanut butter
1 tbsp chili garlic sauce
kosher salt
some filtered water nearby
*sprinkle of some stevia is optional if you want to sweeten it up just a bit like a more traditional pad thai

In a large saute pan, saute your green onions in some EVOO or coconut oil for a few minutes, then throw in your minced garlic and ginger.  Add a bit of salt, then add in your fish sauce, chili garlic sauce, lime juice, and PB.  At this point, I added probably 2 or 3 tbsp of water because I wanted a thinner sauce.  Taste your sauce and see what it needs more of at this point, because bland pad thai would suck, and because zucchinis taste like nothing so you better have some yummy sauce!  Throw in your zoodles and cook in sauce for about 10 minutes.  This dish rocks.  Would be great with some chicken.  I was lazy and didn't make chicken.

Instead, I made M this fun kimchi and cucumber salad with a fried egg.

Weeknight dinner done in no time at all folks.

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