Quick break from baking (I have SO many of those coming up don't worry!). I ventured out for a quick trip to the grocery store, mask in hand, and was able to get some fresh produce! Ergo, tofu pad thai.
Dan was SO happy when I made this for him recently. "Restaurant quality fo sho" he said as he chowed down 🤣. Gotta love him!
Anyhoo, in my humble opinion, there are three secret ingredients to this Thai classic.
Firstly, tamarind paste. This can be tricky to find so if it's not in stock at your local store, substitute with some rice vinegar and you're set.
Secondly, fish sauce. This is a traditional go to in Thai cooking and is quite often how the taste of salt is added to a dish. If you're a vegetarian or a vegan and would still like to try this tofu pad thai recipe, I got you. Instead, just add some coarse salt as desired.
Thirdly, natural peanut butter with no added salt. Added sweetness in the sauce should come from the brown sugar, not the peanut butter!
That's pretty much it! The rest is gravy. Or peanut sauce to be precise. Tofu pad thai recipe below!Print