The last few Fridays, I’ve traveled the fast food world trying to find the best fish sandwich. I’ve tried McDonald’s Filet-O-Fish, Burger King’s Big Fish, Wendy’s Premium Cod Fillet, and even Burger King’s Big Fish Deluxe. Readers have suggested I try Hardee’s contribution to the Lenten Friday Fish Fry, but unfortunately there isn’t a Hardee’s within 128 miles from here.
When thinking about which sandwich to pick up today, I decided, “Screw the sandwich – let’s cook at home.” Looking in the fridge, I didn’t see any fish to fry (or grill or broil or bake) but I did find some shrimp. Not enough shrimp to fill up on, but enough to add to a dish…say, some noodles. Maybe something with some Asian flair. How about some shrimp pad thai?
Rice noodles? Check.
Fish sauce? Amazingly yes.
Shrimp? Already mentioned.
Sriracha? A couple bottles of Huy Fong’s cock sauce left.
Limes? One left .
Bean sprouts? Damn… gotta run to Publix.
Well, picked up some bean sprouts – and man, you have to use these things quickly! They go bad in like 4 or 5 days, right? Well, here goes nothing!
End result? YUM!