This colorful variation on pad Thai skips the bean sprouts, eggs, and peanuts in favor of fresh red bell pepper and cilantro.
In a small bowl, combine the lime juice, sugar, soy sauce, and fish sauce; set aside.
In a medium bowl, toss the shrimp with 1 Tbs. of the oil, the coriander, 1/2 tsp. pepper, and 1/4 tsp. salt.
Heat the remaining 2 Tbs. oil in a 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until shimmering hot. Add the red pepper, jalapeño, and shallot, sprinkle with 1/4 tsp. salt, and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add the shrimp and cook, stirring, until it turns pink and is almost cooked through, about 2 minutes. Add the lime juice mixture and cook, stirring, until the shrimp is cooked through, about 1 minute more. Add the noodles and half of the cilantro; toss until the noodles heat through and pick up the sauce, 1 to 2 minutes.
Serve sprinkled with the remaining cilantro, with the lime wedges on the side for squeezing.
For a quick and fun dessert, serve Mandarin Napoleons with Sugared Wonton Wrappers.
The recipe looked to be lacking in flavor, and indeed it was. One thing that could account for that is that I sauteed the Jalapeno pepper a little longer because my daughter does not like "spicy" food. I tasted this when it was finished, and it was really bland so I added a little more fish sauce that helped to provide a little more flavor. Other than that I added a carrot for a little more color and used cornstarch to thicken the liquid. This recipe is fine for those who like really bland food, but it is not a keeper for me.
We loved this! Easy and fast and loaded with flavour. Think the idea of cashews or peanuts as a topping excellent.
This is very good. Not spicy, since the jalapeno is seeded. We enjoyed this very much. I think the yield (serves 3-4) is correct.
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