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Spaghetti Squash Pad Thai Recipe

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Spaghetti Squash Pad Thai Recipe

Pad Thai is a beloved Thai dish known for its rich flavors and vibrant textures. This particular rendition replaces traditional noodles with spaghetti squash for a healthier, low-carb alternative that doesn’t compromise on taste.

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Ingredients:

  • 1 medium-sized spaghetti squash
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 small onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, julienned
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1 cup bean sprouts
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup roasted peanuts, chopped (optional)
  • Fresh cilantro for garnish

For the sauce:

  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 2 tablespoons tamarind paste
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon chili flakes (adjust to taste)

Instructions:

  1. Prepare the Spaghetti Squash:
    • Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C). Cut the spaghetti squash in half lengthwise, scoop out the seeds, and place the halves on a baking sheet, cut side up.
    • Drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper, then roast in the oven for 40-50 minutes, or until the squash is tender and easily pierced with a fork. Let it cool slightly, then use a fork to scrape the flesh into spaghetti-like strands.
  2. Make the Pad Thai Sauce:
    • In a small bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, fish sauce, tamarind paste, rice vinegar, brown sugar, and chili flakes. Adjust the sweetness or spice level to your preference.
  3. Cooking the Pad Thai:
    • Heat the vegetable oil in a large pan or wok over medium-high heat. Add the minced garlic and sliced onion, and sauté for 2-3 minutes until fragrant.
    • Add the julienned bell pepper and shredded carrots, and stir-fry for another 3-4 minutes until the vegetables begin to soften.
    • Push the vegetables to one side of the pan and pour the lightly beaten eggs into the other side. Scramble the eggs until they are cooked through, then mix them with the vegetables.
    • Add the cooked spaghetti squash strands and bean sprouts to the pan, followed by the prepared Pad Thai sauce. Toss everything together until well combined and heated through.
    • Taste and adjust the seasoning if needed. If using roasted peanuts, sprinkle them over the Pad Thai before serving.
  4. Serve and Garnish:
    • Transfer the Spaghetti Squash Pad Thai to serving plates. Garnish with chopped fresh cilantro for a burst of freshness and flavor.

Enjoy your homemade Spaghetti Squash Pad Thai! Adjust the ingredients and spice levels according to your preferences for a personalized twist on this classic dish.

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Source: thesoccermomblog.com

Spaghetti Squash Pad Thai Recipe

Spaghetti Squash Pad Thai Recipe

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
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Pad Thai is a beloved Thai dish known for its rich flavors and vibrant textures. This particular rendition replaces traditional noodles with spaghetti squash for a healthier, low-carb alternative that doesn't compromise on taste.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 spaghetti squash (about 2 cups)
  • 1 cup chopped rotisserie chicken
  • 1 onion sliced
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/3 cup pad thai sauce
  • 1/3 cup cashews chopped
  • 1/4 cup green onion chopped

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Cut spaghetti squash in half lengthwise and remove seeds. Place facedown on a silicone baking mat and bake for 45 minutes.

  • Once spaghetti squash is cool enough to handle, use a fork to remove from shell.

  • In a medium frying pan, brown onion. (Use your choice of cooking oil; we love coconut oil). Once onion slices are caramelized, add 4 eggs to pan and scramble. Remove eggs and onion from pan and set aside.

  • To the same pan you used to cook eggs and onion, add chopped chicken and stir to heat. This also allows the chicken to absorb some of the juices left in the pan.

  • Add spaghetti squash, Pad Thai sauce, eggs, onions and toss to coat evenly.

  • Remove from heat and garnish with green onion and chopped cashews.

Nutrition Information
Yield 1 Serving Size 4
Amount Per ServingCalories 1314Total Fat 69gSaturated Fat 18gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 44gCholesterol 1021mgSodium 3063mgCarbohydrates 85gFiber 10gSugar 46gProtein 96g

The information contained herein is subject to change.

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