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Pad Thai with Spaghetti Squash

Ingredients:

1 medium spaghetti squash (about 3 lbs.)
2 Tbsp. tamarind paste (or rice wine vinegar)
2 Tbsp. fish sauce
1 tsp. raw honey
2 to 4 Tbsp. water
12 oz. extra-firm tofu, cut into small cubes
3 Tbsp. cornstarch (preferably GMO free)
8 tsp. peanut oil, divided use
1 medium onion, thinly sliced
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
¾ cup fresh bean sprouts
4 medium green onions, cut into 1-inch pieces
2 Tbsp. chopped peanuts
Lime wedges
Cilantro sprigs
Crushed red pepper


Instructions:

-Preheat oven to 350° F.
-Place squash on a parchment lined baking sheet. Poke squash 2 or 3 times with a fork. Bake for 60 to 80 minutes. Cool for 20 to 30 minutes. Cut squash in half lengthwise. Remove seeds. Scrape flesh into stringy noodles. Set aside.
-To make sauce, heat tamarind paste, fish sauce, honey and water in a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring constantly, for 1 to 2 minutes. Add additional water is sauce is too tart. Set aside.
-Coat tofu in cornstarch in a small bowl; mix well.
-Heat a large wok (or skillet) over high heat.
-Add 2 tsp. oil, swirling to cover surface of pan. Add tofu; cook, stirring constantly, for 2 to 3 minutes, or until all sides of tofu are brown. Remove tofu from pan and place on a large plate. Set aside.
-Add 2 tsp. oil to pan; cook, over high heat, swirling to cover surface of pan. Add onions; cook, stirring constantly, for 3 to 4 minutes, or until onion are light golden brown. Remove from pan; place on plate with tofu. Set aside.
-Add 2 tsp. oil to pan; cook, over high heat, swirling to cover surface of pan. Add eggs; cook over medium heat. Do not stir. As eggs set, lift edges, letting uncooked portion flow underneath, creating a very thin omelet. When eggs are set, cut them with your spatula. Remove eggs from pan and place on plate with tofu and onions. Set aside.
-Add remaining 2 tsp. oil to pan, swirling to cover surface of pan.
-Add garlic; cook, over medium-high heat, for 1 minute.
-Add spaghetti squash, spreading squash into a single layer; cook for 30 second, stir and make another single layer. Repeat this 3 to 6 times, cooking for about 3 to 4 minutes, or until squash is warm and golden brown.
-Add sauce; mix well.
-Add bean sprouts and green onions; mix well.
-Add tofu mixture; cook, stirring frequently, for 1 to 2 minutes, or until well mixed and heated through.
-Transfer to a large serving platter. Top with peanuts, lime wedges, cilantro, and crushed red pepper. Serve immediately.


Tips:
If you can’t find tamarind paste you can substitute rice wine vinegar.
Thai fish sauce is Nam Pla, but you can use another kind if you have it.



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