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Pork Pad Thai

Prep time 20 minutes Cook time 8 minutes

Serves 4 people

It's quick, easy to prepare and full of vegetables which means it's a good choice for the family. It’s especially good with crushed roasted peanuts. Recipe courtesy of New Zealand Pork



Scotch Fillet/Ribeye

  • 400g pork scotch fillet, cut into thin pieces
  • 1 tablespoon Thai rub (see tips table for ingredients)
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil

Pad Thai

  • 250g rice stick noodles
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 red onion, finely sliced
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 tablespoons caster sugar
  • 6 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 6 tablespoon lime juice
  • 4 spring onions, trimmed and very finely sliced
  • 100g mung bean sprouts

To serve

  • 4 tablespoons roasted peanuts
  • 2 tablespoons fried shallots
  • chilli flakes (optional)
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges


  1. 1.
    Cook rice stick noodles in boiling water for 2 minutes. Drain and rinse under cold water and set aside.
  2. 2.
    Toss pork slices in the Thai rub with 2 tablespoons of the oil.
  3. 3.
    Heat a wok until hot. In batches, quickly brown the pork slices on both sides, transferring to a plate as you go.
  4. 4.
    Add the remaining oil to the wok and stir-fry the garlic and onion for 30 seconds. Remove from the wok.
  5. 5.
    Pour in the beaten eggs and season. Cook, stirring once or twice, for about 30 seconds.
  6. 6.
    Add the noodles and toss. Return the pork and add the sugar, fish sauce and lime juice. Stir-fry for 2 minutes.
  7. 7.
    Return the garlic and onion to the wok with the spring onions and sprouts and heat through.
  8. 8.
    Transfer to a serving platter and dress with roasted peanuts, fried shallots and chilli flakes, if using. Serve with extra lime wedges.

General Information

Thai Spice Rub 
This rub pairs so well with pork and can be made ahead of time to take the stress out of the weeknight meals

1 teaspoon ground coriander

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1 teaspoon ground ginger

1/2 teaspoon flaky sea salt

1/4 teaspoon dried chilli flakes

Place all ingredients in a screwtop jar with a tight fitting lid and shake to combine