I am obsessed with Thai food. It is so delicious. I especially love Pad Thai with fried tofu, a pretty basic dish that has amazing flavours! I find it is super simple to make at home too!
Here is what I do:
For the sauce:
I am an eye ball and taste kind of person so I add about 1/4 cup of sesame oil, 3tbsp of tamari sauce, 2tbsp of fish sauce, 2 tbsp of honey, juice of one lime, and a dash of ginger. Salt and pepper to taste. Taste the sauce and you can always add more of something to adjust the flavour.
For the noodles and tofu:
In a large wok or fry pan, add coconut oil and fry up extra firm tofu letting it sit for about 2 minutes on each side. It’s a good idea to dry the tofu ahead of frying the tofu.
Traditional pad thai has egg in it. Once the tofu has finished cooking you can crack two eggs into the pan and scramble them. I don’t always do this but you can add egg if you wish.
While the tofu is cooking, bring a large pot of water to boil. boil one package of rice vermicelli or rice noodles of your choice. (Cook as per package instructions).
Once the tofu has finished cooking add your vegetables of choice. I usually add kale and broccoli or broccolini.
Once the veggies are soft, add the noodles to the pan and pour the pad thai sauce over the noodles and vegetables.
Add some grated carrot and fresh spring onion to the top and sprinkle with hemp hearts.
Voila, my version of Tofu Pad Thai.