Zucchini Pad Thai Noodles

Zucchini Pad Thai Noodles
A healthier, lower calorie, gluten-free dish that is so delicious that you won’t even miss the pasta
Serves: 2
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Ingredients
  • For the zucchini noodle pad Thai:
  • 2 medium zucchini
  • 2 Tablespoons (30ml) olive oil, divided
  • 1/ () peeled and de-veined shrimp or another protein like chicken
  • 3 large cloves garlic, minced or crushed
  • ½ red bell peppers seeded and sliced thin
  • 3 green onions, sliced
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 cups (480ml) bean sprouts
  • ⅓ cup (80ml) roasted peanuts
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro (optional)
  • Few lime wedges for serving (optional)
  • For the sauce:
  • 2 Tablespoons (30ml) rice vinegar or distilled white vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons (30ml) fish sauce or to taste
  • 3 Tablespoons (45ml) ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon (5ml) packed brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper or 1 small red chili, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon chili garlic sauce, or to taste
Directions
  1. Make the sauce: In a small bowl, combine the sauce ingredients (vinegar, fish sauce, ketchup, brown sugar, cayenne pepper, chili garlic sauce), then set aside.
  2. Cut the zucchini into noodles or long pasta by using a spiralizer tool or mandolin Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil ( the rest to be used later) in a large pan over medium-high heat. Then add zucchini noodles and cook for 2-3 minutes or until the zucchini noodles are tender. Don't overcook the noodles. The zucchini noodles should be slightly crunchy with a tender bite.
  3. Let the noodles rest for about 3 minutes to allow as much moisture as possible to release. Remove the noodles from the pan and drain the excess water.
  4. Carefully wipe the same pan to remove the excess water, and then re-heat the pan on medium high heat. Add the remaining olive oil and garlic. Cook the garlic until soft and translucent, about 30 seconds. Add the shrimp and cook until shrimp is tender and cooked through, about 3 minutes.
  5. Add the bell peppers and green onions. Cook for about 1-2 minutes or until tender. Add the egg and stir in with the vegetable until the egg is cooked.
  6. Add the zucchini noodles back into the same pan, and then add the sauce. Cook for about 1 more minutes or until the zucchini noodles are heated. Then stir in the bean sprouts.
  7. Serve the warm zucchini pad Thai noodles with roasted peanuts, cilantro, and lime wedges.

Video on how to make this dish

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