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I Told AI I Like Thai Food, and Ollie Created This Easy Weeknight Dinner: Shrimp Pad Thai

Sometimes you have a craving for something, but you just don’t know exactly what. That happened to us the other night. We wanted Thai food, but we didn’t want the expense of takeout, but we wanted the flavor. We scrolled through some recipes but most looked complex, involved too many ingredients, or were stuck behind paywalls or pop-ups. So, we tried Ollie. Within seconds, Ollie delivered this delicious, easy weeknight dinner: shrimp pad thai.

To get started, I opened up the Ollie app and asked for a new meal for this week. I selected the “Let me know what you’re craving” button and typed in “Thai food”. Ollie already knew my preferences (no red meat, quick to prepare), so the recipe that it suggested was immediately a great fit.

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Shrimp Pad Thai


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A classic Thai dish made with rice noodles, shrimp, bean sprouts, and a tangy pad thai sauce, garnished with crushed peanuts and lime wedges.
prep 15 minutes
cook 17 minutes
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  • 16 oz rice noodles
  • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 24 large shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 4 eggs lightly beaten
  • 2 cups bean sprouts
  • 2 red bell peppers thinly sliced
  • 6 green onions chopped
  • 1/2 cup crushed peanuts
  • 2 limes cut into wedges
  • For the sauce: 6 tablespoons fish sauce 2 tablespoons tamarind paste, 2 tablespoons sugar


  • Cook Noodles: Cook the rice noodles according to package instructions. Drain and set aside.
  • Prepare Sauce: In a small bowl, mix together the fish sauce, tamarind paste, and sugar. Set aside.
  • Cook Shrimp: In a large pan or wok, heat 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil over medium-high heat. Add the shrimp and cook until pink and opaque, about 3-4 minutes. Remove shrimp from the pan and set aside.
  • Cook Eggs: In the same pan, add the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil. Add the beaten eggs and scramble until cooked through. Push the eggs to one side of the pan.
  • Combine Ingredients: Add the cooked noodles, bean sprouts, bell peppers, and green onions to the pan. Pour in the sauce and toss everything together until well combined and heated through.
  • Serve: Return the shrimp to the pan and toss to combine. Serve hot, garnished with crushed peanuts and lime wedges.

We had so much fun making it, we created a video. See it all come together here: 

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Ollie is the Family AI, helping you cross off the to-dos of life. Job #1 is to figure out what food to put on the table so you don’t have to think about it. 

Whether you need an easy weeknight dinner, a perfect gift for an upcoming birthday, or to find something new for your home, Ollie’s mission is to do the work you don’t have time for, so you have less to do and more to enjoy. 

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