Paleo Pad Thai

Paleo Pad Thai


Now, from what I understand, this dish can vary quite a bit from place to place. It is usually made with shrimp, tofu, or chicken – and my favorite way to have it is with chicken.

Ingredients:

  • 2 Skinless Chicken Breastscubed
  • 4 Yellow SquashJulienned with julienne peeler
  • 1/4 cup Almond Butter(We used Meenut Butter)
  • 1 Tbsp Sesame Oil
  • 3 clove Garlicminced
  • 1 sprig Shallotminced
  • 1/2 cup Raw Coconut Aminos
  • 1/4 tsp Fish Sauce
  • 1 Lime1/2 for juice, remaining half cut into wedges for garnish
  • 1 tsp Saltto taste
  • 1/3 cup Macadamia Nuts (raw)chopped, reserve some for garnish
  • 1/8 cup Cilantrofor garnish
  • 1 tsp Red Pepper Flakes(optional)

Preparation:

  1. Peel yellow squash using a julienne peeler or spiral slicer.
  2. Place julienned squash into a steamer basket, and steam for approximately 5-8 minutes. Remove the "noodles" before they get too soft.
  3. Heat a wok to high heat. While the wok is heating, cut the chicken breasts into small bite-sized cubes.
  4. Mix Almond Butter (ideally, Meenut Butter) with coconut aminos, fish sauce, juice of 1/2 lime, and salt.
  5. When wok is very hot, add sesame oil. Add cubed chicken and stir fry chicken until cooked (should be opaque and white.
  6. Add in minced shallot, minced garlic, and sprinkle with red pepper flakes. Continue to stir fry for 1 minute.
  7. Add chopped macadamia nuts and continue to stir fry for 2 minutes.
  8. Pour in the sauce mixture, toss until evenly coated.
  9. Reduce heat, and gently toss with yellow squash noodles.
  10. Serve Pad Thai garnished with cilantro, chopped macadamia nuts, and a squeeze of fresh lime juice.

Notes:
Be sure not to over-steam the yellow squash noodles for this recipe. They will be later added to a hot wok and continue to cook a little.