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Tuna Pad Thai


A variation adapted from HungryGirl.com’s Chicky Pad Thai. Includes a free recipe download!
Tuna Pad Thai
1. Dry noodles thoroughly with paper towels. 2. Prepare the sauce.
3. Cook in a wok or skillet. 4. Serve and garnish with side dishes if desired.

One Friday afternoon, I invited my friend, Tori over for some home-cooking fun. After doing some research, I decided to try something new.

Several months ago, I’d discovered a treasure at my local grocer; Tofu Shirataki. I love tofu and was so excited because since I couldn’t eat pasta, I now had a way to enjoy a tasty alternative! The back of the package has suggestions for simple spaghetti or fettuccine Alfredo recipes. All you have to do is follow the basic preparation instructions for the tofu noodles themselves and you’ll have about two and a half servings of spaghetti with the added bonus of more protein and less carbs in under five minutes!

So for this particular dinner, I didn’t want to just throw on a bowl of shredded tofu and call it a day.
No, I decided to try the “Chicky Pad Thai” from HungryGirl.com.
But Tori and I now faced three problems:
  1) Tori adheres to Kosher dietary laws.
  2) Kosher chicken is (unfortunately) not included in my budget.
I grew up in a Kosher home myself, so unfortunately, I know that Kosher chicken can be a bit pricey. So while I prefer to consume Kosher meat, I really just don’t buy meat at all. Fish to the rescue!
  3) When your guest has a nut allergy, it is best to find out what alternatives she can eat.

Tuna Pad Thai

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: moderate
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93776-tunapadthai_html_m7d1a1d9bIngredients:

  • 2 packages House Foods Tofu Shirataki
  • Fettuccine Shaped Noodle Substitute
  • 2 tbsp. ketchup
  • 2 tbsp. Lime juice
  • 1 tbsp. Sugar-free apricot preserves
  • 2 tsp. crushed dry-roasted peanuts
  • 2 tsp. Brown sugar (not packed)
  • 1 tsp. lite/low-sodium soy sauce
  • ¼ tsp. Chopped garlic
  • ¼ tsp. crushed red pepper, or more to taste
  • 1/2 cup fat-free liquid egg substitute (like Egg Beaters Original)
  • 6 oz. Tuna in Water (not oil)
  • Dash each salt and black pepper
  • 2 cups chopped broccoli
  • 1 ½ cups bean sprouts
  • ¾ cup 1-inch scallion pieces
  • chopped cilantro (optional)

Directions:

  1. Use a strainer to drain and rinse shirataki noodles well. Pat dry. In a large microwave-safe bowl, microwave for 1 minute. Drain excess liquid. Dry as thoroughly as possible, using paper towels. Cut noodles up a bit and set aside.
  2. To make the sauce, in a small bowl, combine ketchup, lime juice, preserves, peanuts, brown sugar, soy sauce, garlic, and crushed red pepper. Stir thoroughly and set aside.
  3. Spray a wok or large skillet with nonstick spray and bring to medium-high heat on the stove. Add egg substitute and scramble until fully cooked, about 2 minutes. Transfer to a bowl and set aside.
  4. Remove wok/skillet from heat (if needed, clean it once cooled), re-spray, and return to medium-high heat. Add tuna and season with salt and black pepper. Add broccoli, bean sprouts, scallion pieces, and 2 tablespoons water. Stirring occasionally, cook broccoli is tender, about 4 minutes.


After going over the ingredients list, Tori suggested substituting the peanuts with cashews.  After getting all our ingredients together, we got down to work. My kitchen is very small, but we managed.  We also prepared two “bricks” of Gefilte Fish for our side dish. That stuff is just so addictive, we knew we wouldn’t be able to stop with just one! Yes, it is a bit on the expensive side, but this was a purchase that was worth it. :^)

Please enjoy the recipe adaptation I have provided, download and save the free printable recipe so that you can enjoy it too!.  Also, please feel free to leave your comments and link back here from your own blogs and pages!

Ingredients

Directions

Fettuccine Shaped Noodle Substitute

Use a strainer to drain and rinse shirataki noodles well. Pat dry. In a large microwave-safe bowl, microwave for 1 minute. Drain excess liquid. Dry as thoroughly as possible, using paper towels. Cut noodles up a bit and set aside.
2 tbsp. ketchup
2 tbsp. Lime juice
1 tbsp. Sugar-free apricot preserves
2 tsp. crushed dry-roasted peanuts
2 tsp. Brown sugar (not packed)
1 tsp. lite/low-sodium soy sauce
¼ tsp. Chopped garlic
¼ tsp. crushed red pepper, or more to

taste

To make the sauce, in a small bowl, combine ketchup, lime juice, preserves, peanuts, brown sugar, soy sauce, garlic, and crushed red pepper. Stir thoroughly and set aside.
1/2 cup fat-free liquid egg substitute (like

Egg Beaters Original)

Spray a wok or large skillet with nonstick spray and bring to medium-high heat on the stove. Add egg substitute and scramble until fully cooked, about 2 minutes. Transfer to a bowl and set aside.
6 oz. Tuna in Water (not oil)
Dash each salt and black pepper
2 cups chopped broccoli
1 ½ cups bean sprouts

¾ cup 1-inch scallion pieces

Remove wok/skillet from heat (if needed, clean it once cooled), re-spray, and return to medium-high heat. Add tuna and season. with salt and black pepper. Add broccoli, bean sprouts, scallion pieces, and 2 tablespoons water. Stirring occasionally, cook broccoli is tender, about 4 minutes.
Optional topping: chopped cilantro
 
Happy Cooking!
Bowl
xoxo
 

**EDIT:  For those of you who have been experiencing trouble downloading the recipe before, if any, I have found a free and easy way to share my documents with you.  I have changed the link for the download to the new location of the recipe file for your cooking pleasure.  Let me know if this helps!