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Shrimp Pad Thai Takeout Recipe Makeover

Shrimp Pad Thai

Pad Thai is the chop suey of Thai takeout, the "safe" choice. But it's also a delicious version of a real Thai dish. Its flavors are complex—salty, slightly fishy-fermenty, a tad sweet. The main nutrition killer here is sodium (well over a full-day's worth in a single serving), found mostly in the fish sauce that's key to the flavor. But a small amount of this fragrant staple provides the right notes without overpowering the American palate. We keep the palate intrigued with an interesting interplay of textures: silky noodles, crisp bean sprouts, and crunchy nuts.

Nutrition Information:

Calories  
Takeout: 668 | Ours: 462

Fat 
Takeout: 14.5g | Ours: 16.1g

Saturated fat  
Takeout: 2.5g | Ours: 1.6g

Sodium  
Takeout: 2,771mg | Ours: 779mg

Ready in 25 min.

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