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My Pad Thai recipe is outrageously delicious…and SECRETLY LOW CARB! That’s right! It uses half zucchini noodles and half brown rice noodles! (Or you have the option of being fully one or the other!) The sauce is out of this world too – it’s my favorite meal for a reason!
So one thing about being on the Specific Carb Diet is that if I want to eat a “special, restaurant quality meal…” I’m not going to get it at a restaurant. Because frankly, chef’s don’t have the time — or the special ingredients — to make a sauce that I can eat. SO — if I want a special meal, I’ve got to make it myself. Which is fine! I love to do it!
The trick is…how to cook for both me, and my fiancé — who unlike me, can eat whatever he wants! Well, I’ve put my creativity to work and have actually become pretty good at it, if I do say so myself. Take tonight’s meal for example. I make it all up — take my portion out, and then ADD the brown rice noodles to it, so that he gets the “full pad thai experience!” Super easy, all it takes is a little creativity and planning ahead!
Here’s what you need: (Serves 2-3)
1 lb sea bass, cut into two filets
2 zucchini, spiralized
1/2 box brown rice pad Thai noodles
1/2 cup frozen peas, thawed
2 carrots, small dice
1/2 red pepper, small dice
2 green onions, diced
4 mushrooms, sliced
Green onion, sliced – green parts
Raw cashews, chopped
2 grated garlic cloves
1/4 cup coconut aminos
1/4 c fresh squeezed lime juice
2 T tamarind paste
1 1/2 T apple cider vinegar
1 T red curry paste
1/4 cup almond butter
3 Tbsp date syrup
1 Tbsp grated fresh ginger
1 tsp toasted sesame oil
Combine your sauce ingredients in a bowl and whisk together. Set aside for later.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Bake sea bass (or protein of choice) on a tinfoil lined baking sheet for 15-18 minutes until the internal temperature is 145 degrees.
Meanwhile, cook your brown rice noodles per package directions, and bake your spiralized zucchini for 5 minutes in the 400 degree oven, just until pliable.
Heat 3 Tbsp EVOO in a large wok and sauté your veggies for four minutes until vibrant in color, still with a nice bite.
Create a well in the center, add a little more oil and scramble your egg.
Pour the sauce over your veggie mixture and stir to combine. Add your zucchini noodles and mix well.
At this point, you may serve as-is, with just zucchini noodles for a keto and Specific Carb Diet meal. OR you can add your cooked and drained brown rice noodles and mix to combine.
Serve, garnished with cilantro, green onion and chopped cashews!
Oh my gosh, I am OBSESSED with this meal! It is truly so delicious! The sauce is absolutely phenomenal. It’s nutty, it’s tangy, it’s sweet, it’s salty — it’s got all those flavors that make it a party in your mouth!
And the textures are even better! The slurpy noodles are the perfect vessel for that sauce! And crunchy cashews are lovely – the stir fried veggies still have a nice bite to them, and I love the fresh little pop that comes from the cilantro!
I served this with sea bass, which was the perfect buttery, flakey, melt-in-your-mouth compliment to this dinner!
Overall, it was an 11/10!! I will absolutely be making it again next week!
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