Classic Thai Noodles with Turkey (Pad Thai)

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Watch CIA Chef Bill Briwa demonstrate this classic dish made with turkey for a  flavorful twist on this classic Thai noodle dish.

 

Ingredients

Rice-stick noodles, dried: 8 oz.
Shrimp, medium: ¼ lb.
Turkey breast: ¼ lb.
Sauce mixture
Fish sauce, Thai preferred: 4 Tbsp.
Distilled white vinegar: 6 Tbsp.
Sugar: 6 Tbsp.
Catsup: 1 Tbsp.
Vegetable oil: 3 Tbsp.
Garlic cloves: 8 ea.
Dried shrimp, small: 2 Tbsp.
Tofu, diced: ¼ cup
Radish, shredded, salted: 2 Tbsp.
Eggs (optional): 2 ea.
Green onions: 4 ea.
Bean sprouts: 1 ½ cup
Peanuts, roasted, unsalted: ⅓ cup
Condiments
Bean sprouts: 2 cup
Peanuts, roasted, unsalted: ⅓ cup
Lime wedges: as needed

Directions

1
Soak the rice noodles in a large bowl of warm water until they are soft, about 15 minutes.
2
Meanwhile, rinse and peel the fresh shrimp, but leave the tails on. Slice them partway through along the back to butterfly and devein.
3
Slice the turkey into bite-size strips.
4
In a small mixing bowl, combine sauce mixture- the sugar, vinegar, fish sauce, and catsup. Stir the mixture until the sugar is dissolved. Set aside.
5
Drain the noodles and set them aside in a colander.
6
Place all of the stir-fry ingredients within easy reach of the cooking area. Arrange the condiments on a serving platter, or put them into individual serving bowls, and set them on the table so they will be ready when the noodles are hot out of the wok.
7
Set a wok over medium-high heat. When it is hot, add the oil. Rotate the wok a bit so the oil coats the sides. When the oil is hot, add the garlic and stir-fry for a few seconds before adding the dried shrimp, turkey, and fresh shrimp. Stir-fry until the shrimp and the turkey lose their raw color, about 1 minute.
8
Stir in the sauce mixture and bring it to a boil. Add the noodles and gently toss them in the sauce. Stir-fry until the noodles absorb the sauce, about 2 minutes.
9
Mix in the tofu, salted radish and green onion.
10
Beat the eggs in a bowl, and add to the wok. Stir-fry to scramble.
11
Stir in the bean sprouts and peanuts until well mixed.
12
Transfer to a serving platter and serve immediately with condiments.