Spring 2023

Prawn Pad Thai

Print this Recipe

Serving: 2 people

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Pad Thai


150g folded flat rice noodles

2 tbsp vegetable oil

200g raw king prawns, shelled with tails on

1 shallot, finely sliced

1 tsp fish sauce

2 tbsp soft brown sugar

1 tbsp tamarind paste

Large pinch of Maldon Salt

1 tsp rice wine vinegar

1 tsp chilli flakes

1 egg, lightly beaten

70g roasted peanuts, roughly chopped

150g beansprout

A small handful of chives, cut into 3cm pieces

Garnish: lime wedges, coriander leaves, fresh sliced red chilli


Pad Thai originated from Thailand in the mid 1930s, with the dish known to be created from Thailand’s focus on nation-building. It is for that reason why there are Chinese noodles within the dish and being named ‘pad thai’ (thai stir fry) to embrace nationalism between the two counties.

We use juicy, king prawns sprinkled with roasted peanuts and beansprouts to give a crunchy-like texture to the dish. With powerful flavours of tamarind paste, chili flakes and fish sauce, this recipe is lip-smackingly tasty and you’ll be begging for second helpings!

  1. Start by cooking the rice noodles according to the packet, drain and set aside tossing in a little oil to stop them sticking together.
  2. Heat 1 tbsp of the oil in a large wok. Cook the king prawns until pink and just cooked, remove from the pan, and set aside. In the same pan add the second tbsp of oil and then the sliced shallot and fry until softened. Next add the fish sauce, sugar, tamarind paste, Maldon Salt and cook until the sugar has dissolved.
  3. Next add the cooked noodles, rice wine vinegar and chilli flakes and cook for a minute.
  4. Then push the noodles to one side and add the beaten egg. Cook and scramble the egg on the bottom of the pan and then once cooked, stir back through the noodles.
  5. Remove from the heat and add the beansprouts, prawns, and chives.
  6. Serve topped with the chopped, roasted peanuts, some extra sliced chilli and lime wedges.
0/5 (0 Reviews)


Keep up to date and stay inspired with the latest recipes.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.