Shortcuts for even the most elaborate dishes can be discovered. A quick pad thai recipe is a delicious example, taking away any of the home cook's apprehensions about whipping up a potentially exotic or experimental supper. BBC's Good Food section describes how to make a favorite Southeast Asian meal by taking advantage of a few frozen foods.
As scrumptious as fresh prawns may be, there's no shame in opting for a bag from the freezer section of the supermarket. While you're there, pick up some frozen peas, and you'll be well on your way with the ingredients. Three-minute rice noodles, a couple of condiments and vegetables can be mixed together speedily to make a quick pad thai recipe that's not short on flavor.