Well I had fun at dinner tonight.* Had one of those moments coming home from work when I couldn’t be bothered to cook. At one point I contemplated going to the local Thai place for a takeaway pad thai. But then I remembered it’s on the other side of town and I couldn’t be bothered to bike over there. Or fork out a fiver (£5) for it.
And so I ended up making my own, adapting this recipe and using ingredients I had in my store cupboard and fridge. Actually I had very little of what the recipe called for:
Instead of rice noodles, I used udon. Lack of beansprouts meant I peeled a carrot into thin strips and used that instead as a vibrant alternative. No coriander meant I used the mint from my windowsill. Instead of peanuts I used toasted seeds. & I didn’t have any prawns. Also I used regular onion fried for a bit longer, where spring onions were called for. I did happen to have oil, a frying pan, lime, fish sauce (albeit slightly out of date!) and cayenne pepper, however. This is what it looked like:
Twas very yummy, I must say.
*Well wasn’t actually ‘tonight’ when I came to post this.
Was a good few days ago, and post was sitting as a draft for a while! Thankfully I don’t work Saturdays 🙂