I grew up a military kid, living in different regions of the world. One of my favorite places was Okinawa, where I recall sneaking off base and venturing around while eating huge bowls of noodles. Fast forward to adulthood, when I realize that gluten is my enemy and my beloved adventures with pasta come to a sudden halt.
Luckily, the adventures eventually resumed, as more and more gluten free pasta choices became available and the quality of them improved. I’ve reconnected with pasta over the years, making everything from spaghetti, macaroni and cheese, ramen, lasagna, and pasta salads, to this delicious Gluten Free Authentic Pad Thai recipe.
For the pasta in this dish, I used Explore Cuisine’s Pad Thai noodles, which cook up quickly and have perfect texture. And, what makes this Pad Thai authentic is the use of tamarind paste – something that is easy to find in Asian or Latin markets or perhaps in your local grocery store.
Pad Thai is one of my favorite pasta dishes – what are some of your favorites?