Limonato Pad Thai

Posted by Olivia on Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

Limonato Pad Thai

Meyer lemons have an intoxicatingly delicious fragrance and a flavor like regular lemon but sweeter and more complex and lend themselves well to many different cuisines--including Thai. Our Limonato Olive Oil captures the Meyer lemons' essence in a rich, brightly-flavored oil that transforms regular pad thai into a unique and special dish.

Note: this dish would also work well with our other Citrus Olive Oils.

Made with these products from The Olive Press:

Ingredients
  • 2 Meyer lemons (1 juiced, 1 cut into wedges)
  • 16 oz. flat rice noodles
  • 3 carrots, shredded
  • 1 small white onion, sliced thinly
  • 1 small bunch cilantro, chopped
  • 1 small bunch mint, chopped
  • 6 scallions, sliced
  • 2 cups mung bean sprouts
  • 4 tbsp Limonato Olive Oil, divided
  • 2 6-oz. boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into 1" pieces
  • 1/4 cup peanuts, crushed for garnish
  • 2 eggs, scrambled
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 small piece ginger, peeled and minced
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 7 oz. (1/2 can) coconut milk
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • Asian chili sauce to taste

Directions
  1. Cook the rice noodles according to directions in boiling water. Rinse and drain. Set aside.
  2. Heat 2 tbsp of the Limonato Olive Oil over medium-high heat in a large frying pan. Cook the chicken and onions together for 2-3 minutes on each side or until the chicken is fully cooked when cut in half. Crack the eggs into the pan and scramble them with a spatula. Continue to move them around as they cook and spread them throughout the pan. Add the cooked noodles and reduce heat to medium. Add the bean sprouts and carrots and toss well.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the remaining Limonato Olive Oil, garlic, peanut butter, coconut milk, soy sauce, ginger, brown sugar, chili sauce, lemon juice and 1/2 cup warm water. Pour over the noodles, chicken, eggs and onions and toss to coat.
  4. To serve, heap a pile of the pad thai onto a plate or bowl. Top with the fresh herbs, scallions, ground peanuts and more chili sauce if desired. Garnish each plate or bowl with a Meyer lemon wedge.

Serves: 4
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