Wednesday, November 26, 2014

WWDH - Pad Thai

"There's no time to lose", I heard her say
Catch your dreams before they slip away

Ruby Tuesday, Jagger/Richards
Last night I saw the movie A Long Way Down at the British Film Festival.  It is about four people who meet at the top of a building known colloquially as "Topper's Tower", who were there separately on New Years Eve to top themselves.  However, they make a pact not to do the deed until Valentines Day.  The movie is a little more uplifting than this premise sounds, but it reminded me of the above words from Ruby Tuesday - that we should catch our dreams before they slip away.
All of that has nothing to do with this week's Wednesday with Donna Hay dish, Pad Thai, chosen by Margaret.  The recipe is from p133 of Modern Classics I, but is also online here.
This dish is simple enough to make.  Donna says to use shrimp paste, which I did - but boy, does it stink.  It is a bit of a turn off and I have no idea what to do with the rest of it.  However, the Pad Thai tasted good, shrimp paste and all.
To see what Margaret, Chaya and Sarah thought of this dish, visit their websites.


Cheri Savory Spoon said...

Love Donna Hay recipes, your dish looks wonderful!

Johanna GGG said...

I have read the book A Long Way Down and quite enjoyed it. Didn't know it was a film now. Glad to hear you enjoyed it. And interesting to hear how much you disliked shrimp paste - I really disliked fish when I ate meat and yet I always think omnivores don't mind the smell of fish as much as I did. I am pretty sure I wouldn't like the smell but I do love a veg pad thai

Kari said...

I've read the book A Long Way Down but didn't realise it had been turned into a film. I'll have to look out for it! I really like Nick Hornby's books and they do make good films.

I love pad thai too - yours looks great :)

Von said...

haha shrimp paste smell is awfully strong!! I haven't ever used shrimp paste to make pad thai though....wonder what it tastes like? Your pad thai looks beautiful though! :)

chaya said...

Fortunately for me, I can't use the shrimp paste, so I did not have the problem. I used some soy sauce to give it the added flavor.

Your certainly looks good. Glad you liked it too.

Choc Chip Uru @ Go Bake Yourself said...

Only my favourite Thai dish ever! :D

Choc Chip Uru

Sarah said...

I love the big egg clumps in your pad Thai; I find that to be a really unique part of the dish, and something I look forward to. I guess you can make other Asian sauces with your shrimp paste. I use fish sauce (also very stinky!) when I make stir fries.

Kayte said...

Oh, yours looks so very very good. I have to try to make this...I've never even eaten it before, but from your photo, it looks like something I would love. Really great photo...I'm sold. :-) I better Ruby Tuesday this pad thai recipe!! (And I'm leaving out that shrimp paste...just on your words alone.)