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Pad Thai with Shrimp

Try this easy-to-make Pad Thai with Shrimp recipe with homemade Pad Thai Sauce.
Categories Easy Dinner
Difficulty Easy
Keyword pad thai shrimp
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 467 kcal
Author Lacey Baier of A Sweet Pea Chef


  • 7 oz package Thai noodles
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil divided
  • 1 shallot finely chopped
  • 5 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 lb large shrimp shells removed and de-veined

For Pad Thai Sauce

  • 1 egg beaten
  • 2 cups fresh bean sprouts
  • 3 green onions thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup cilantro chopped
  • 1/4 cup roasted unsalted peanuts
  • 1 lime divided into wedges for garnish

Pad Thai Sauce

  • 3/4 tbsp tamarind paste
  • 1/4 cup hot water
  • 2 1/2 tbsp fish sauce divided
  • 1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar


  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Once water is boiling, remove from heat and add noodles. Soak noodles until soft, but still crunchy and not cooked-through. Drain and rinse with cold water and set aside.
  2. In a small mixing bowl, dissolve tamarind paste in hot water. Add brown sugar, fish sauce and red pepper flakes. Set aside.
  3. Heat 2 tbsp. vegetable oil in a large frying pan or wok over medium-high heat. Add shallots, garlic and crushed red pepper flakes and stir to combine. Cook 1 minute. Add shrimp and cook 2-3 more minutes, until shrimp is pink and opaque.
  4. Push ingredients in pan one side of the pan and add 1 more tbsp. vegetable oil. Add egg and scramble until cooked through. Combine cooked egg with shrimp mixture. Add cooked noodles and Pad Thai Sauce. Toss together to incorporate sauce with noodles. Cook an additional 5 minutes.
  5. Add bean sprouts and cook an additional 2-3 minutes, until noodles are chewy and beginning to get slightly crispy. Remove from heat. Add green onions, cilantro and peanuts. Toss once more. Serve with 1-2 wedges of lime. Squeeze lime over Pad Thai prior to eating, if preferred.
Nutrition Facts
Pad Thai with Shrimp
Amount Per Serving
Calories 467 Calories from Fat 172
% Daily Value*
Fat 19.1g29%
Saturated Fat 2.4g12%
Cholesterol 153.1mg51%
Sodium 1243.2mg52%
Carbohydrates 55.4g18%
Fiber 5g20%
Sugar 13g14%
Protein 21.7g43%
Vitamin A 450IU9%
Vitamin C 23.9mg29%
Calcium 110mg11%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.