Easy Shrimp Pad Thai

When I worked at The Richards Group, my podmates and I would always have pod lunches at our favorite Dallas restaurant - Royal Thai.  We knew what we all ordered because we had been going on these pod lunch dates for years and never deviated from our usuals.  My usual was  Chicken Pad Thai with extra egg, no bean sprouts.  I always wanted to try to make my own Pad Thai at home, but for some reason, Asian food is just seemed so intimidating to make! I found a recipe on Pinterest that looked really easy, so I pinned it and decided to make it tonight. I actually had a lot of these ingredients on hand, so only had to pick up a few things at the grocery store to make this. Here's the skinny:

Easy Shrimp Pad Thai, makes 3-4 servings. I got this recipe from here, and made some slight adjustments. They said it was loosely adapted from here.
1/4 cup rice vinegar
3 tablespoon fish sauce
1 tablespoon soy sauce
2 teaspoons ketchup 
2 teaspoons worcestershire
1 teaspoon sesame oil
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes 
7 oz. uncooked rice noodles, cooked to package instructions 
1/2 lb. uncooked shrimp (you could use chicken or beef if you don't like shrimp)
1 red bell pepper, sliced thin
1/4 lb brussels sprouts, sliced thin
2 eggs
1/4 cup chopped dry roasted peanuts
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
1/2 lime for serving

Stir together the first eight ingredients. Set aside. Cook the noodles according to your package directions. You want them a tiny bit under cooked. Next stir fry the bell peppers in a bit of butter until just softened. Now stir in the shrimp until almost cooked, and then add sliced brussels sprouts and cook until they are bright green, 2-3 minutes over medium heat. In a seperate skillet, scramble two eggs until almost cooked through, and then add to veggie and shrimp skillet.  Add cooked noodles to veggie & shrimp mixture, and then pour the sauce over top and cook an additional 5-6 minutes until the sauce has somewhat evaporated/cooked into the other ingredients (you'll be able to tell.)  Add chopped peanuts at the very end, and then serve with fresh cilantro and a lime wedge.  Easy peezy.

Tyler proclaimed that this is a repeat recipe.  Score. :)

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