Paleo Pad Thai, Kelp Noodles


We recently discovered a great tasting kelp noodle.  We had bought some a few years ago and they tasted like the bottom of a boat.  But these new ones were great.  I actually bought them off of Amazon.  I will put a picture of the package at the bottom of the post.

We have made two meals with them so far.  They have the look and feel of glass noodles.  The first thing we made was just some leftovers from xmas.  We ate crab on xmas so I took all of the shells from that meal and made a broth.  We sauteed someveggies and used the leftover crab meat and crab broth.  

Well Fed Cook Book

We also made a Pad Thai a few nights later.  It turned out great and I used a Sun Butter sauce from theWell Fed Cookbook.  Which is still probably my favorite Paleo cookbook.  All of her recipes taste so great!  Here is what you will need.

  • Sunshine Sauce:  2 tablespoons lime juice
    1 clove garlic, minced (about 1 teaspoon)
    1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
    1 tablespoon coconut aminos 
    1/4 teaspoon powdered ginger
    1/2 teaspoon rice vinegar
    1/4 cup sunflower seed butter (I like Sunbutter; no sugar added)
    dash ground cayenne pepper (optional)
    1/4 cup coconut milk
  • 1 lb. chicken thighs, grilled
  • 3/4 lb. pound of shrimp
  • 1 yellow onion, julienne
  • 1 lb. snow peas
  • 1/4 cup shredded carrot
  • 1/2 cup of green onions
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro
  • 2 eggs, scrambled
  • 1 package of kelp noodles

Add all Sunshine Sauce ingredients together in food processor and mix well.  If you have a large food processor you may want to just hand mix these.  It is a small recipe.  I also added fish sauce to this so I could have that Bangkok street food flare!  Plus I like to salt everything and fish sauce is just Asian salt or so I hear...

Grill the chicken and then cut into strips and set aside.  Scramble eggs and cut into strips and set aside.  Make sure shredded carrots, green onion, and cilantro are done as well.  These will be your garnishes and you don't want to be trying to get them cut at the end.  You will most likely just cut yourself.  Preparation is key in the kitchen. More time spent on prep provides a better opportunity for success.

Paleo Pad Thai

Heat large saute pan on medium heat.  Add fat of your choice (coconut oil or ghee). Cook onion until soft.  Next add snow peas.  Cook for 3-4 minutes and then add the shrimp.  Once the shrimp is cooked through you can add the sunshine sauce.  

Paleo Pad Thai

Noodles will need to be steamed.  Just have the pot ready cause these kelp noodles take like 60 seconds to warm up.  Not sure if you can over cook them, yet.

Then place some noodles on the bottom of a large bowl, add your meat, veggie and sauce mixture on top.  Then finish off with eggs, green onions, carrots, and cilantro.  This Pad Thai is amazing.  I recommend doubling this recipe so that you can have leftovers, you will most definitely want them!  If I make this again, which I most definitely will, I will also garnish with some toasted sunflower seeds.

 

Paleo Pad Thai