Since our recent trip to Thailand, I continue to crave all the amazing dishes Russ and I indulged in on our visit. The food, seriously, was so delicious and full of fresh ingredients.
One of my favorite Thai dishes is Pad Thai.Most of my low FODMAP diet followers seem to do well when ordering Pad Thai while dining out. It is an easy dish to find at your favorite Thai restaurant. Most recipes for Pad Thai call for red curry paste. I just happened to have brought some home from our recent trip to Thailand but it is easy to find in the Asian section of the grocers. BUT: red curry paste often contains garlic and onion! I seem to tolerate the small amount found in the entire Pad Thai recipe, but if your tummy is particularly sensitive, you might try to make some homemade red curry paste to substitute in this recipe. I found an interesting Pad Thai recipe here and it included a low FODMAP version of red curry paste.
For my recipe, I julienned a zucchini and a couple carrots, ( did I mention that I love my julienne peeler?), washed about 2 cups of Mung bean sprouts and a small bunch of cilantro. I prepped the veggies earlier in the day so I would feel less rushed putting the recipe together at dinner time.
Julienned vegetables need very little time to cook (bonus)! They wilt in moments once added to my prepared chicken.While the chicken, noodles and veggies cooked, I mixed up a nice peanut pad Thai sauce…so tasty. I used my red curry paste from Thailand in my recipe, but again, if your tummy is very sensitive or you have just started the elimination phase of the low FODMAP diet, you should try to make your own red curry paste or perhaps leave it out of the recipe.
And in the spirit of Thailand, I thought I would share a couple pictures from my trip!
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