Pad Thai with Kale
- ACTIVE: 15 MIN
- TOTAL TIME: 30 MIN
- SERVINGS: 4
This pad Thai is especially delicious with young, tender kale because the leaves get stir-fried very quickly.
- 1/2 pound pad Thai rice noodles (banh pho)
- 2 tablespoons Asian fish sauce
- 2 tablespoons oyster sauce
- 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice, plus lime wedges, for serving
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 tablespoon Sriracha or chile-garlic sauce
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 2 small shallots, thinly sliced
- 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
- 2 cups julienned carrots (from about 3/4 pound carrots)
- One 12-ounce bunch of kale, thick stems discarded and leaves thinly sliced
- 4 scallions, cut into 1-inch pieces
- 1/4 cup cilantro leaves, plus more for garnish
- 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
- 1/4 cup ground roasted peanuts
- Put the noodles in a large bowl and cover with very hot water. Let soak until just pliable, about 15 minutes (or according to package directions). Drain the noodles in a colander, shaking off excess water.
- Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk the fish sauce with the oyster sauce, lime juice, sugar, and Sriracha.
- In a large nonstick wok or skillet, heat the oil until shimmering. Add the shallots, garlic and carrots and cook over high heat, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Add the kale and stir-fry until wilted, about 2 minutes. Add the noodles and scallions and stir-fry until heated through, about 2 minutes.
- Scrape the noodles to one side of the pan and add the eggs. Cook, stirring occasionally, until nearly set, about 1 minute. Toss everything together. Add the sauce and the 1/4 cup cilantro and stir-fry until the noodles are evenly coated and the sauce has thickened slightly, 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer the pad Thai to a platter. Garnish with the peanuts and more cilantro and serve with lime wedges.
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