Day 37 – Friday, April 11th

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.
Eggs? Yes.
Fish sauce? Amazingly yes.
Peanuts? Yessir.
Scallions? Yup.
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!

My version of shrimp pad Thai.

My version of shrimp pad Thai.

End result? YUM!

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