Shrimp Recipes from the Thai Kitchen

Beautiful, Succulent Shrimp!

All these shrimp recipes have been chosen for their wonderful taste and ease of preparation. Few cuisines can make shrimp as succulent and wonderful-tasting as Thai, and these recipes prove it. Try one for dinner tonight. Or, make one up for a party - shrimp make a terrific finger food. ENJOY!

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    Easy Garlic Shrimp
    Copyright Darlene A. Schmidt, 06/29/10

    Sumptuous, succulent shrimp easily stir-fried in a tangy Thai garlic sauce - and it takes only 15 minutes to make! Salty-sweet, garlicky, and a little spicy, it's classic Thai and makes a perfect dish to serve any night of the week. Also, makes an excellent appetizer for a dinner party!

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    Mini Shrimp Lettuce Wraps
    Copyright Darlene A. Schmidt, 12/03/09

    If you're looking for a deliciously different appetizer, try making up a platter of these Thai Shrimp Mini Lettuce Wraps! These bite-size wraps are just perfect for a party finger food - great with beer, as well as wine and cocktails. CHEERS!

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    Thai Shrimp Coconut Curry
    D.Schmidt

    This Thai Shrimp Coconut Curry is nothing less than fantastic! The curry sauce recipe is easy to make - just stir together with a few basic ingredients, or blend them up in a food processor, chopper, or blender. Contributing to this sumptuous curry are pineapple chunks (fresh or canned) plus coconut milk and dry toasted coconut for a tropical-tasting Thai curry you'll want to make again and again. Superb for a dinner party!

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    Thai Lemon Lime Shrimp
    Copyright Darlene A. Schmidt

    This Thai shrimp recipe features both lemon and lime flavors for the ultimate shrimp dish. And unlike most shrimp recipes, it doesn't contain a lot of cream or butter. Coconut milk is used instead, which means this dish is lighter and healthier. Lemongrass adds to the lemony taste, while lime leaf and lime zest contribute an extra bit of zing. Give it a try!

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    Thai Sweet & Sour Shrimp
    Delicious Sweet & Sour Shrimp (topped here with black sesame seeds). D.Schmidt

    This dish is fun to make and you'll find it makes an ordinary dinner into a culinary treat. Homemade sweet and sour dishes can be just as good - or better! - than take-out, plus they're so much lower in fat and higher in essential nutrients. This dish is a great example: it's low in fat but you'd never know it from the richness of the flavor. Enjoy!

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    Coconut Lime Grilled Shrimp
    D.Schmidt

    This simple recipe for Thai Coconut-Lime Shrimp/Prawns will be sure to please & delight all the seafood lovers at your table. Four key Thai ingredients - coconut, lime, coriander, and chili - combine to create a marinade and dipping sauce that marry beautifully with the tender succulence of shrimp. Simply stir the sauce together, pour over the shrimp, then either grill or oven-broil to perfection.  Simply delicious!

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    Thai Basil Shrimp
    Copyright Darlene A. Schmidt, 10/26/10, About.com Corp.

    This Basil Shrimp is simple to make and will please anyone who is partial to Thai flavors. The dish comes together quickly and easily in the wok, and the stir-frying method keeps both the juiciness of the shrimp as well as the sweetness of the peppers in the dish, not to mention all of those wonderful nutrients!  But it's the basil that matters the most in this dish, and you'll be amazed how this simple herb can add so much flavor to an otherwise simple stir-fry.  ENJOY!

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    Pad Thai Salad
    Copyright Darlene A. Schmidt, 06/29/10

    If you like Asian noodle salads, try this delicious Pad Thai Noodle Salad Recipe! Based on world-famous Pad Thai noodles, this salad features bold Thai flavors and an abundance of textures. It's also light in calories and fat but is so delicious, you'll forget all about its many health benefits.  ENJOY!

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  • 09 of 20
    Thai Grilled Garlic Shrimp

    For great Thai shrimp that's also a cinch to make, try this incredibly easy & delicious recipe. Medium to large shrimp/prawns are doused in a Thai ginger & garlic sauce, then either grilled or broiled just a few minutes for beautiful results.  The result is a fabulous dish that sings with flavor plus just the perfect touch of sweetness to compliment the tender succulence of the shrimp.

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    Chili Garlic Shrimp
    Copyright Darlene A. Schmidt, 03/27/10

    This wonderful Thai shrimp recipe is easy to make and superb for a party. Medium to jumbo shrimp are tossed in a spicy chili-garlic sauce, then broiled in the oven for just a few minutes. Add toothpicks and serve as a party food, or enjoy with rice as a main entree.

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    Baked Coconut Shrimp
    Copyright Darlene A. Schmidt, 12/07/09

    This Easy Baked Coconut Shrimp recipe is great if you're looking to make something special to serve as an appetizer or finger food, but don't want to spend too long making it. Unlike most coconut shrimp recipes which are deep-fried, this one is easily baked up in the oven, which means less fat and calories. Excellent for a party!

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    Tamarind Shrimp in Wok
    Copyright Darlene A. Schmidt, 07/20/10

    This Thai shrimp recipe is authentic Thai, yet remarkably simple to make. It's an authentic Thai dish that features bold flavors which are meant to be tempered by plain rice on the side. If you like real Thai food, give this one a go!

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    Sweet and Sour Shrimp
    D.Schmidt

    This spicy sweet and sour shrimp provide lots of tangy taste and depth of flavor, owing to the unique Thai combination of herbs and spices. The recipe features fresh (or frozen) shrimp combined with pineapple chunks and green bell pepper (or sweet green Anaheim pepper) for a wonderful stir-fried seafood dish that is perfect any night of the week. For a special Thai treat, serve this dish with coconut rice (recipe link below). ENJOY!

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    Thai Coconut Shrimp
    Copyright Darlene A. Schmidt, 11/11/10, About.com Corp.

    Imagine biting into a succulent deep-fried shrimp covered in a light tempura-like batter flavored with the taste of coconut - scrumptious! This Coconut Shrimp recipe is fantastic to serve as an appetizer, tapas plate, or party food. Excellent eaten on its own or served with a dip (like my fresh mango salsa!). As a bonus, this coconut shrimp recipe includes instructions for a gluten-free version (which is just as yummy!), so no one has to miss out. ENJOY!

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    Grilled Shrimp
    D.Schmidt

    This Thai recipe for grilled shrimp on skewers (brochettes) is to-die-to delicious and can be made outdoors or in. Succulent shrimp are combined with chunks of pineapple, cherry tomatoes, and purple onion for a colorful and tropical summertime barbecue treat. The marinade doubles as a dipping sauce, which makes this grilled shrimp especially easy to make. Superb for a barbecue, dinner party, or cookout!

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    Wonton Wrapped Shrimp
    Copyright Darlene A. Schmidt, 03/02/10

    This shrimp appetizer is easily made by wrapping shrimp in wonton wrappers, then frying for a crispy-wonderful appetizer that is delicious served on its own, or with Thai sweet chili sauce for dipping. Thai flavorings help make this classic Asian appetizer even better while keeping it simple to put together.

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    Grilled Garlic Shrimp (in the shell)

    Thai Grilled Shrimp
    Copyright Darlene A. Schmidt, 07/06/10

    This grilled shrimp is so incredibly delicious, you won't believe your taste buds! Jumbo or large shrimp are left in their shells and marinated in a very quick and easy garlic sauce, then grilled for 5-8 minutes. Makes a perfect appetizer or main course to serve guests, and all this despite the fact it takes only minutes to make!

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    Shrimp Fried Rice
    Copyright Darlene A. Schmidt

    This easy shrimp fried rice is restaurant-quality (or better!). Fresh or frozen shrimp are quickly stir-fried with garlic and onions. Add the cooked rice, a couple of eggs, frozen peas, plus my own special Thai sauce, and you have a fried rice recipe that is sure to please everyone, even your kids. A great way to use leftover rice - and leftover roasted chicken can also be added if you have some taking up space in the refrigerator. Add chili if you like it spicy. Yum!

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    Shrimp Pad Thai
    D.Schmidt

    This recipe for Pad Thai noodles is both authentic and easy. The pad Thai sauce is simple to make. Aside from getting the sauce right, the secret to great pad thai is all in the noodles. Soaking them in hot water (never boil them) ensures you'll have perfectly chewy (and slightly sticky) pad thai that is simply wonderful. ENJOY!

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    Easy Tom Yum Soup
    Copyright Darlene A. Schmidt, 01/20/10

    Wonderful Tom Yum Soup with Shrimp.  It's easy to make with this step-by-step recipe, or see my single-page version (link within recipe) for a true Thai soup treat!