This signature dish of Thailand just might seduce you and your family with its sweet, sour and salty flavors.
Stir together all the sauce ingredients until the sugar is dissolved. Meanwhile, soak the noodles in warm water to cover, about 30 minutes or until softened; drain.
Heat the oil in a wok or large skillet over high heat until hot but not smoking. Add the garlic and saute, stirring, about 20 seconds, just until fragrant. Add the shrimp and cook, stirring, about 2 minutes, until pink and not quite cooked through. Stir in the noodles until coated with the oil.
Add the sauce to the noodles and cook, stirring occasionally, 5 to 7 minutes, or until the liquid is absorbed; add water if necessary to soften the noodles. Stir in the tofu.
If using the eggs, create a well in the center of the wok by pulling the noodles to the side. Add the eggs and cook, stirring, until firm. Stir in the scallions, peanuts and bean sprouts; blend well and heat through. Transfer the noodles to a serving platter and garnish with the red pepper, bean sprouts, peanuts and lime.
For a healthier version: Reduce the fish sauce and brown sugar to 2 tablespoons each. Cut the vegetable oil to 1 tablespoon, and use only baked tofu. If using eggs, substitute one egg white for one of the eggs. Use dry roasted peanuts, and reduce to 1/4 cup.
Recommended ingredients: Fish sauce and tofu are available at most supermarkets, specialty stores and health food stores.
Nutritional information (using baked tofu and without eggs): 599 calories, 23 grams fat, 3 grams saturated fat, 1688 mg sodium, 64 grams carbohydrate, 33 grams protein
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (529g)|
|Recipe Makes: 4|
|Calories from Fat: 373 (42%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 41.5g||55 %|
|Saturated Fat 7.6g||38 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 17.6g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 12.2g|
|Cholesterol 699mg||215 %|
|Sodium 2064.4mg||71 %|
|Potassium 932.4mg||25 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 75.7g||22 %|
|Dietary Fiber 7.3g||29 %|
|Sugars, other 68.4g|
|Protein 55.7g||80 %|
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Calories per serving: 883
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