Paleo Mom's Shrimp Pad Thai Recipe

Paleo Mom’s Shrimp Pad Thai Recipe

Here’s a fast and easy recipe from Dr. Sarah Ballantyne, of Paleo Mom. She notes:


Recipes for quick weeknight meals are so essential when following the Paleo diet. Knowing what you can quickly whip up when you get home late from work starving, or when the kids’ soccer games go into overtime, can make the difference between staying on course or derailing via the closes drive-thru window…especially when you know that quick meal is going to be ridiculously delicious!

This is one of my favorite quick meals: a couple of bags of broccoli slaw and some pre-cooked salad shrimp get magically transformed into this Paleo-adaptation of a take-out favorite, all in under 20 minutes. You can even use frozen shrimp, with a mere extra minute or two of cooking time. Created for The Best Paleo Recipes of 2014, I am finally sharing this recipe with you! (And by the way, check out my review of The Best Paleo Recipes of 2014 here because even though it’s well into 2015, that’s one great e-book!).

To make this Autoimmune Protocol-friendly, simply omit the chopped cashews at the end.

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Paleo Mom's Shrimp Pad Thai Recipe



Paleo Shrimp Pad Thai Recipe

Servings or Yield: 2 to 3
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes


2 Tbsp coconut oil or other cooking fat
¼ cup fish sauce
6 Tbsp fresh lime juice
2 cloves garlic, crushed
2 12-oz bags broccoli slaw (8 to 10 cups)
2-3 large carrots, julienned or thickly grated
12-16 oz salad shrimp, precooked and tails off
1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
2-3 green onions, sliced
1/3 cup chopped roasted unsalted cashews

Heat a large frying pan or wok over medium-high heat. Add coconut oil, fish sauce, lime juice, garlic, broccoli slaw and julienned carrot. Cook stirring frequently until broccoli slaw and carrot are cooked al dente, about 5-7 minutes.
Add shrimp and cook 2-3 minutes just until shrimp are warmed. Add cilantro and green onions, cook 30 more seconds.
Garnish with chopped cashews.



Dr. Sarah Ballantyne - World's Greatest Food Fight Paleo and Vegan ExpertsDr. Sarah Ballantyne – The Paleo Mom & The Paleo View Podcast

Sarah Ballantyne, Ph.D. (medical biophysics), is the creator of the award-winning online resource; cohost of the syndicated top-rated The Paleo View Podcast; New York Times bestselling author of The Paleo Approach, The Paleo Approach Cookbook, and The Healing Kitchen; and creator of the online program Go To Bed. Sarah’s transition from academic researcher to stay-at-home mom to award-winning and internationally-recognized health advocate and educator was driven by her own health journey, which included losing 120 pounds and using both diet and lifestyle to mitigate and reverse a dozen diagnosed health conditions. As a scientist both by training and by nature, Sarah is deeply interested in understanding how the foods we eat interact with our gut barriers, immune systems, and hormones to influence health. She is dedicated to improving public health.



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Recipe originally found here, republished with permission.



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