Come Cook With Me…

and so, she decided to start living the life she imagined…

Hello, sweet friend…

Getting my ingredients together

Many years ago while I was still teaching… A parent in my class invited me over to her house for lunch. Her name was Molly… that afternoon she taught me how to make Pad Thai. Years later I still think of her whenever I prepare this wonderful dish. Here is a super easy and approachable way to make it (that is if you don’t take a million photos like I did😉) Just in case you don’t know what Pad Thai is… it’s a stirfry dish made with rice noodles shrimp, chicken or tofu, peanuts a scrambled egg and bean sprouts. The ingredients are sautéed together in a wok or pan & tossed in a delicious Thai sauce.


8 ounces flat rice noodles

3 tablespoons oil

three cloves garlic, minced

8 ounces uncooked shrimp, chicken, or extra firm tofu, cut into small pieces

2 eggs

1 cup fresh bean sprouts

one red bell pepper,

Finley sliced three green onions,

chopped 1/2 cup dry roasted peanuts

two limes 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped

Pad Thai sauce

3 tablespoons fish sauce

1 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce

5 tablespoons light brown sugar

2 tablespoons rice vinegar

5 tablespoons light brown sugar

1 tablespoon Sriracha hot sauce (or more, to taste)

2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter (optional)


Cook noodles according to package instructions, just until tender. Rinse under cold water. Mix the sauce ingredients together. Set aside.

Heat one and a half tablespoons of oil in a large sauce pan or wok over medium to high heat. Add the shrimp, chicken or tofu,

garlic and bell pepper. The shrimp will cook quickly, about 1 to 2 minutes on each side, or until pink. If using chicken, cook until just cooked through, about 3 to 4 minutes, flipping only once.

Push everything to the side of the pan. Add a little more oil and add the beaten eggs. Scramble the eggs, breaking them into small pieces with the spatula as they cook.

Add noodles,

sauce, beans sprouts and peanuts to the pad (reserving some peanuts for topping at the end). Toss everything to combine. Top with green onions, extra peanuts, cilantro and lime wedges.

serve immediately!

Enjoy your weekend…

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6 Responses to Come Cook With Me…

  1. Donna Kelly says:

    OMGOODNESS …..YUM!!!! I will definitely try this!!!! Thank you Marcia and thank you Molly xoxo

    • Marcia Ren says:

      Hi sweet friend it seems to take me forever to respond to the comments. This time was even worse since I been getting ready for a trip to California when I published this. I’m wondering if you tried this recipe yet…☕️

  2. Joe says:

    Thank you for sharing the step by step approach to creating Pad Thai. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  3. Carol says:

    Marcia….thank you for the recipes….we need a cookbook ; )

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