After searching for pad thai recipes and finding none that looked quite right, I edited a couple of them together and came up with this:
oil (around 1/4 cup)
3 cloves minced garlic
2-4 chopped shallots
1/2-3/4 pound cooked peeled shrimp (thawed)
1 package rice stick noodles (about1/8 inch wide)
2 scrambled eggs
1 tbs brown sugar
1 tbs rice vinegar
3-5 tbs fish sauce (I use Tiparos)
1-2 tbs chili-garlic sauce (Lee Kum Kee or Truong-ot) (T-O is spicier)
chopped peanuts (unsalted)
Chop the garnishes.
Make the sauce.
Soak the noodles for 3-5 minutes in boiling water until they're tender. Rinse cold and set aside.
Saute the garlic and shallots in the oil. Add the shrimp, and cook until it's almost hot (remember, they're already cooked, you don't want them to get tough). Throw in the noodles, the sauce, and the scrambled eggs and stir it all up. Cook until hot and serve.
Sprinkle it with all the garnishes. The lime juice is the most important though, it adds a lot of flavor.