Fish and Shellfish: Shellfish Dishes: Mushroom, Shrimp and Egg Pad Thai Noodles

This Recipe Makeover of a favorite Thai dish is a treat every time!
Per serving: 350 calories and 15g fat.
Saves: 95 calories and 8g fat over traditional Pad Thai.

Author: Fresh Finesse
Date: November 04, 2010

Serves: 4 person(s)
Yield: 4 x approx. 1 cup servings

Preparation Time: 15 mins
Cooking Time: 15 mins


    Traditional Pad Thai can be oily and tends to be high in calories, fat and sodium. This Recipe Makeover lowers the calories and fat by decreasing the eggs, oil and peanuts. Less fish oil lowers the sodium. Adding in mushrooms adds flavor, texture and interest, making this Pad Thai a treat!
  Recipe Makeover

    7 oz dried pad thai noodles
    1 1/2 Tbsp peanut oil, divided
    2 eggs, lightly whisked
    10 1/2 oz button mushrooms, halved
    2 cloves garlic, crushed
    14 oz small green shrimp (raw), deveined
    1/4 cup lime juice
    2 Tbsp fish sauce
    1 Tbsp brown sugar
    2 oz snow pea sprouts
    1 1/3 oz roasted peanuts, chopped

  Traditional Recipe

    8 oz dried pad thai noodles
    1/4 cup peanut oil
    2 large eggs
    1/4 cup chopped sweetened radish
    2 cup mung sprouts
    2 cup chopped spring onions
    2 Tbsp sugar
    2 cloves garlic
    1 lb shrimp
    1/4 cup finely chopped unsalted peanuts
    4 lime wedges
    1/4 cup fish sauce
    1 dash chili powder


    Place noodles into a large bowl and cover with boiling water. Let stand for 5 minutes or until soft. Drain and set aside.

    Meanwhile, heat 2 teaspoons of oil in a wok. Add eggs and cook, stirring constantly, for 2 minutes or until scrambled. Remove and set aside.

    Heat remaining oil in wok. Add mushrooms, garlic and shrimp and stir-fry for 3 minutes. Add lime juice, fish sauce, brown sugar, and noodles and stir-fry for 2 minutes. Add scrambled eggs, snow pea sprouts, and peanuts and stir-fry for 2 to 3 minutes or until heated through. Serve immediately.

Nutritional Information
(Per Serving)

Calories:350 cals445 cals
Kilojoules:1,306 kJ1,863 kJ
Fat15.0 g23.0 g
Carbohydrates22.0 g27.5 g
Protein29.0 g34.0 g
Cholesterol245.0 mg278.0 mg
Sodium885 mg1,417 mg
Saturated Fat2.7 g4.0 g
Fiber2.0 g3.6 g
Calcium85.0 mg144.0 mg
Total Sugars5.3 g9.0 g

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