Sunday, June 26, 2011

Stir Fried Prawns with Snow Peas (Pad Thua Lin Tao Goong)

Thai Translation – Thua Lin Tao = Snow Peas, Pad = Stir Fry, Goong = Prawn

This is a fresh and very tasty dish that is cooked in a chinese-style. The influence of Chinese cooking on Thai cuisine is quite important and many different dishes are cooked in this way. The dishes are usually not as spicy as regular thai food and can be distinguished by the presence of a thicker sauce.

Cooking Time – 5 minutes
Preparation Time – 5 minutes

Serves 4

250g uncooked prawns
150g snow peas
2 cloves garlic
1 Tbsp oyster sauce
1 Tbsp chicken stock powder
2 tsp fish sauce
2 tsp palm sugar
2 tsp cornflour
1 Tbsp water

  1. Prepare the prawns for cooking by removing the shells and heads but leaving the tails on. Remove the tips and string from the snow peas.
  2. Heat the oil in a wok over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook til fragrant.
  3. Add the prawns and cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly.
  4. Add the seasoning's to the wok.
  5. Mix the cornflour with the water and add to the wok. Cook for one minute and remove from heat.
  6. Serve with steamed rice.

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