Pad See Ew

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pad see ew is a very popular dish through out Thailand and thai style restaurants around the world. what I love about this dish is that its very simple but packs a lot of flavor, with a few components holding it together.

the main component of this dish is the marinade, this is your golden ticket to a trip down flavor lane. the good thing also about this sauce is that you can use it in any Asian dish or use it as a dipping sauce, cause down the track the longer you let it sit the better the flavor.

The sauce:

  • 4 x Cloves garlic sliced
  • 1 x chilli thin sliced
  • 1 x knob ginger fine grated
  • 1 x carrot fine grated
  • 1 x bunch coriander (with stalks) chopped
  • 1 x lime zest
  • 1 1/4 cup traditional dark soy or tamari
  • 3/4 cup sweet soy
  • 1/2 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp palm sugar or coconut sugar
  • 1 tbsp black sesame seed oil  
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika   

gather all ingredients and combined in a bowl, once combined taste and slow alter to your desired flavor. 

the next major component are the rice noodles, now you can use any noodles your like for this dish or even rice to soak up that sweet, juicy, spicy sauce that's still hanging around on the plate, but I like making my own noodles cause I like to make them as fat and as oddly shaped as I can get them. they are easy to make a great fun to. 

Noodles:

  • 1 1/2 cup white rice flour
  • 3/4 cup water
  • pinch salt
  • 1 teaspoon black sesame seed oil

 

in a bowl add your ingredients slowly adding the water and mixing with your hands. NOTE if your mixture is to dry add more water a little bit at a time until you can fold your mixture into a dough and feels like a giant marshmallow. cut a 1 cm thick slice of the dough roll up into a ball and roll out into a long fat noodle, now make a cut every 10 cm long or how ever big you desire, place on a plate and place in the fridge for 10-15 min until ready to use.

filling: 

  • 1 x head of broccoli thin sliced
  • 1 x handfull snow peas
  • 1 x handfull green beans
  • 2 x Japaneses broccoli quartered
  • 1/2 sugar loaf cabbage thin sliced
  • pink beauty radish sliced
  • cashews chopped

now its time to cook before prepping your veggies get some salted water on the boil and add your noodles in for 10 - 15 min until they start to soften and become chewy in the center. now add 1 teaspoon of coconut oil in you wok or pan when the pan is hot add your broccoli first (NOT the Japanese broccoli) toss until you see it just start to brown now add your peas, beans and cabbage toss for 1 min, now reduce heat and add your Japanese broccoli and stir for 1 min or until it starts to welter, add your sauce and combined.

(if you desire a sticky sauce combined 1 tsp corn starch and 1 tsp water in a cup and add to the pan) 

in this time your noodles should be done so turn your sauce off and take the pan off the heat, add your noodles to the pan and combined and presto a delicious meal in a flash, a very easy and healthy meal that is full of flavor.     

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