This Pad Thai with shrimp and tofu gives you all the flavors and taste of the authentic Pad Thai, in the comfort of your home. Who needs takeout when you can do this in less than 30 minutes!
Tamarind paste is a common ingredient used throughout the world. The paste is prepared from tamarind, which is a sticky sour tasting fruit that grows on bean-like pods on tamarind trees. Tamarind paste is both sweet and sour so I would substitute it with equal amounts of lime juice and brown sugar.
Chinese chives (or garlic chives) look like regular chives but much bigger and leafier. They could be considered more vegetable rather than garnish. They are garlicky in flavor, juice and crisp in texture. Look for these chives in Asian markets. They can be substituted with regular chives or scallions.
Dried shrimp are shrimp that have been sun-dried and shrunk to a small size. They are used in a lot of Asian dishes and give a unique umami taste. They can be found in Asian markets. Shrimp pastes can be substituted for dried shrimp.
Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.
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