Simple Pad Thai sauce ซอสผัดไทย

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When talking about Thai food with foreigners most of them consider Pad Thai as their favourite. One friend always asks me when I will show her how to make it. Today I will introduce my simple sauce that I always have at home. The sauce I am going to show you is not only used for Pad Thai, as this sauce base can create many different dishes.

Basic Sauce

Ingredients
• 1/3 cup fish sauce, to taste
• 1/2 cup tamarind pulp concentrate , to taste
• 3/4 cup palm sugar, to taste
• 1/2 tsp salt
• 1/4 cup water

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Method

1. Put all the sauce in a sauce pan and gently bring it to the boil. Simmer until the liquid is reduced to 1/3 of the pot. Taste and adjust to ensure the balance of 3 favours (sweetness, saltiness and sour)
2 . Let it cool then store in a sterile jar and keep in the fridge until required. This can keep up to month.

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Making Pad Thai Sauce

Big servings of Pad Thai are unusual, because getting the flavour right is easier when cooking just 1-2 serves per time. To make the sauce for 1-2 serves you will need
• 4-5 tbsp of the basic sauce from above
• 1 tbsp of oyster sauce.

 

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That’s all. How simple is that? I only mix with the oyster sauce just before cooking Pad Thai because you can use the basic sauce to do something else if you prefer. Examples are;

Dipping sauce (น้ำจิ้ม)) for steak or grilled chicken

• 4 tbsp basic sauce
• ground chilli to your preferred heat level
• 1/2 tbs Ground roasted rice
• chopped spring onion or/and corinedar

Then taste test! This is how Thai cuisine works, it is all about the balance.

Making a sweet fish sauce (น้ำปลาหวาน) to serve with green mango or grilled cat fish and bitter vegetable.

• 4 tbsp basic sauce
Add deep fried dried chilli, deep fried onion and deep fried garlic.

Another choice is using this basic sauce with deep fried boiled eggs.

Next time I will show you how to make Pad Thai. I hope you have the sauce ready 🙂

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