Thanks Mark for the request for Thai inspired recipes. We hope you find these quick and easy and can access all your ingredients at the Phuket market. This recipe is taken from our book  ‘Alchemy of the Mortar & Pestle’ which will be released in the next few months:

“There is no question cooks and chefs love the Mortar & Pestle but creating culinary magic using this ancient tool requires more than ownership. This volume of The Culinary Library includes hundreds of ideas and recipes that will delight both the professional and amateur cook, including sauces, curries, spice pastes, marinades, compound butters, ethereal oils, potions, lotions and elixirs. For the culinary apprentice the rewards of mastering this ancient tool are great, and just when you begin to think you are nearing the end of the adventure, you will find, magically, that it is just the beginning.”

Stay tuned, we will let you know as soon as it is available!

Pad Thai Recipe
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200 grams of rice stick , noodles that have been soaked for 5 minutes in boiling water and drained
400g green prawns, peeled and deveined (or you can use cooked prawns, peel and devein)
1 cup bean sprouts
1/2 cup coriander
1/2 packet fried tofu puffs (about 80g)
fried spring onion and cracked peanuts, lime wedges to garnish

Pad Thai Sauce
¼ cup dry roasted peanuts, salted or unsalted, skins off
1 garlic clove
1 cup coriander, fresh
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 tablespoon chili sauce or 1 teaspoon fresh chili
2 tablespoons (heaped) chopped spring onions
2 tablespoons mirin
2 tablespoons peanut or olive oil
2 tablespoons fish sauce
2 tablespoons lime juice

In a mortar and pestle, grind dry ingredients first, then add moist, then wet ingredients.

When the sauce is mixed, heat in a fry pan and add prawns. Once prawns are just cooked, add noodles and mix through. Top with bean sprouts, coriander, fried tofu puffs, fried spring onion, and cracked peanuts.

Notes: For kids, call this Nuts on Noodle Mountain. Make this vegetarian by leaving out the prawns. Try serving this with our Green Papaya Salad as a side dish, get the recipe here.

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