Pad Thai is a fabulous dish. It’s simple and easy – a wonderful one dish meal. One of the downsides for me, well, actually, there are two. Pad Thai noodles aren’t my favorite, and they tend to make the dish very carb heavy. This incredible Thai inspired stir fry is the answer to that. Skip the rice noodles and just stick with the bean sprouts instead. The key to cooking delicious tofu is to make sure that it’s seasoned well. To do this, you’ll just want to make sure that you let it simmer for quite a while in the sauce. Then all you have to do is add the shrimp and carrots. I think I’m in love with this one. It’s simple and easy, only one pot is dirtied and it’s full of flavor and nutrients.

Thai Stir Fry

Keeps the carbs under control by forgoing the pad Thai noodles. Instead, season the tofu and bean sprouts with delicious fish and oyster sauces. Add some shrimp for a little added protein and garnish the whole dish with chopped peanuts and cilantro to make it beautiful as well as tasty.

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 (14 oz) pkg extra firm tofu, cubed
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 tsp chili flakes
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 Tbsp fish sauce
  • 2 Tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1 lb shrimp, deveined and peeled
  • 1 carrot, shredded
  • 1 can (14 oz) bean sprouts
  • 1/4 cup chopped peanuts (optional)
  • Green onions or chopped cilantro to garnish (if desired)

Instructions

  1. Over medium heat, heat the oil in a large skillet or wok.
  2. Cook the onion, tofu, garlic and chili flakes in the hot oil for 4 – 5 minutes, or until the onions begin to soften.
  3. Add the egg and continue to cook the mixture, stirring frequently, until the egg is cooked.
  4. Add the honey, fish and oyster sauces and a 1/2 cup water. Cook for 10 – 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Add the carrots and bean sprouts. Cook until the shrimps are opaque.
  6. Serve garnished with chopped peanuts, chives or green onions and fresh limes and cilantro.

Preparation time: 5 minute(s)

Cooking time: 25 minute(s)

Diet tags: High protein, Gluten free

Number of servings (yield): 4

Culinary tradition: Thai

Calories: 267

Fat: 13

Protein: 21

Entire recipe makes 4 servings
Serving size is about 1 1/2 cups
Each serving = 7 Smart Points/7 Points
PER SERVING: 293 calories; 12.7g fat; 2.2g saturated fat; 12.2g carbohydrates; 4.6g sugar; 34.6g protein; 4g fiber

Write A Comment

Pin It