Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Dinner And A Movie

Hey Hey Hey... It's Fat Albert!  

It's actually going to be Fat Amy if I don't stop making these delicious dinners and eating 17 stinking servings of them in one sitting.

This is the latest and greatest!

Chicken and Shrimp Pad Thai 

Before you get started:
Put noodles in a large bowl of water and allow to soak.  30-45 minutes is ideal.  They should be soft, but not mushy.  

First Step for meat - you can make this vegetarian if you like:
2 tsp cornstarch
6 Tbsp soy sauce
1 lb package chicken breasts, cut into cubes
1/2 lb shelled and deveined shrimp
Mix cornstarch and soy sauce until dissolved.  Pour over chicken and shrimp in a large pyrex and allow to sit while you prepare the other ingredients.

Second Step for Pad Thai Sauce:
1 1/2 Tbsp tamarind paste dissolved in 1/2 cup warm water -OR- 1/2 rice vinegar (this is what I used because I couldn't find tamarind paste)
4 Tbsp fish sauce
2 tsp Sriracha Sauce (or more if you're part dragon)
6 Tbsp brown sugar
1/4 tsp white pepper
Mix above ingredients together and set aside.  I used 3/4 while cooking and saved 1/4 for sauce to add after plating.  This is the GOOD STUFF!

Third Step for Toppings:
3 green onions, cut into thin slices
1/4 cup chopped peanuts
1/3 cup cilantro, chopped
lime wedges
Chop all of these ingredients and set aside for dinnertime. 

Fourth Step for Noodles:
vegetable oil
chicken stock
4 cloves garlic, minced
small package Thai rice noodles, linguini width
1 package fresh bean sprouts
1/4 cup chopped peanuts

Heat vegetable oil in a very large, deep skillet or wok.  Add garlic and saute until soft and aromatic.  Add chicken and cook for about 5 minutes, until no longer pink on all sides.  Add shrimp and cook for 2 minutes on each side, until pink and opaque.  Drain noodles.  Add noodles and toss like a salad with tongs or 2 large spoons for several minutes.  If mixture gets too dry, add a little chicken stock.  Add 3/4 of the Pad Thai Sauce.  Add bean sprouts.  Add peanuts.  Continue cooking until noodles are perfectly seasoned and al dente.  This whole cooking process takes between 10-15 minutes.  

Top with the above ingredients and enjoy!  It's truly amazing and not as hard as it looks!  

We paired it with this tasty new Rose!  It's definitely one to try!

So, about that movie....

Mr. BMJ took me to see "Man of Steel."
It was pretty good, for a superhero movie.  I didn't enjoy it as much as "The Dark Knight" movies or even "Iron Man."

I do recommend you see it for the cast.  They truly make the movie, especially the star, Henry Cavill's abs.

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I give it a one thumb up, one thumb sideways on the BMJ meter.

p.s.  Why do I drink Baby Mama Juice?  Because I'm coming up on my 1 yr blogging anniversary which calls for a total blog make-over.  It's going to be uploading tomorrow, so things may be wonky for a bit.  Hope you like it!  


  1. The Pad Thai looks fabulous!!!!

    Husband wants to see Man of Steel, but I'm hoping to see The Internship.



  2. Holy moly I am making this tomorrow!!! Blog make-over yay!!! Happy blogaversary!!

  3. I absolutely love Pad Thai, so thanks for posting this delicious looking recipe. Congrats on your 1 year anniversary and look forward to seeing your make-over.

  4. Yes! I can't wait to make this recipe!! Looks so good. Can't wait to see your new design!! I know it will be fab!

  5. Pad thai is SO good!! I'll have to try this recipe! Love the new blog design!!


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