Better than Takeout Garlic Butter Shrimp Pad Thai

4 people
Prep Time:
00h 15
Cook Time:
00h 15

You better believe we are adding this dish to our weeknight meal rotation list. Nothing is more satisfying than making a restaurant quality meal from scratch from your own home. Cue the social media hashtags as we speak!

You can view this recipe on Tieghan Gerard's website - Half Baked Harvest.

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Ingredients and Method


  • 8 ounces wide rice noodles
  • 3 - 4 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons honey or maple
  • 1/4 - 1 teaspoon chili flakes, plus more for serving
  • 1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 3 tablespoons peanut oil or extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 - 6 cloves garlic, finely chopped or grated
  • 3 tablespoons salted butter
  • 2 - 3 eggs, beaten
  • 2 cups bean sprouts or chopped baby bok coy
  • 1/4 cup roasted peanuts, chopped
  • Thai or regular basil and limes, for serving


  1. Cook the rice noodles according to packaged directions.
  2. To make the sauce. In a small bowl, combine the soy sauce, fish sauce, vinegar, honey, and chili flakes.
  3. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. When the oil shimmers, add the shrimp and sear on both sides until pink, 2-3 minutes. Add the butter, garlic, a pinch of both chili flakes and black pepper. Continue to cook the shrimp in the butter until the garlic begins to caramelize and turn light golden brown, another 1-2 minutes.
  4. Add the noodles and sauce, tossing to combine. Cook until the noodles are warmed through and begin soaking up the sauce, about 1 minute. Push the noodles to one side of the skillet and add the eggs to the other side. Let cook until the edges start to set, 1 minute. Roughly scramble the egg, then toss with the noodles. Remove from the heat. Add the bean sprouts and green onions, toss to combine.
  5. Divide the noodles and shrimp between plates. Top with basil, green onions, peanuts, and chili flakes. Add a squeeze of lime juice.