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Thai Recipes, Step by Step!

Learn to cook Thai food the easy way with my step by step recipes. Just follow the pictures to create delicious homemade Thai food for your family and friends, and find out how easy Thai cooking can be!

Easy Tom Yum Soup Recipe, Step by Step!
Learn how to make spicy Thai Tom Yum soup with this easy recipe! Just follow the pictures to make a wonderful pot of Thai Tom Yum Soup! Tom Yum is Thailand's most famous soup. It's also a super-healthy soup, with immune-boosting properties due to its unique combination of fresh spices. If you're fighting a cold or flu bug, this is the...

How to Make Chicken Pad Thai
This Chicken Pad Thai recipe will "wow" your taste buds with its abundance of flavors and textures! Authentic and simple to make, this easy recipe for pad thai is a definite keeper. Just follow the steps to a superb Chicken Pad Thai every time!

Classic Thai Green Papaya Salad
Som Tam (Green Papaya Salad) is a very popular Thai dish. In fact, it's the most popular salad in Thailand, and is especially loved by women - perhaps because it's so low in calories and fat, but so high in taste and eating satisfaction! This som tam recipe is easy to make, and includes buy and shredding instructions for the green papaya. ENJOY!

How to Make Thai Green Curry
Cooking Thai food is easy! Learn how to cook one of Thailand's most popular dishes: green curry. This fantastic recipe for Thai green curry is so fantastic-tasting, you'll want to make it part of your weekly Thai food menu!

How to Make Thai Chicken Stir-Fry (with Lime Leaf and Basil)
If you like Thai food, you're going to fall in love with this simple but fantastic Thai stir fry recipe! This chicken stir fry features the unique taste of lime leaf combined with fresh basil for a taste explosion with every bite. Chicken stir fry never tasted so tantalizing!

Easy Thai Yellow Chicken Curry - in 5 steps!
This Thai yellow curry recipe is fast and easy to make. Just follow this step-by-step recipe for some deliciously healthy and delicious Thai food!

Heavenly Pineapple Fried Rice - Thailand's Famous Fried Rice Recipe!
Pineapple Rice is the signature dish of Thailand, normally served in a carved-out pineapple. The next time you host a party, impress your guests to no end by serving this tropical-looking (and tasting) Thai dish! And it isn't difficult to make - this easy Thai recipe will have you cooking and enjoying this heavenly treat in no time.

How to Make Classic Thai Green Mango Salad
This salad will blow you away with its tastebud-awakening flavors and mix of textures. And as a bonus, it's low in calories and fat. Make it as an appetizer or side dish, or enjoy it as a complete meal by adding cooked shrimp, chicken, or deep-fried tofu. Any way you make it, this healthy dish will be sure to win rave reviews from all your culinary fans!

How to Make a Special Thai Appetizer
This special Thai appetizer can only be described as tastebud-tantalizing! Meng Khum (or Miang Khum) combines ingredients like coconut, peanuts, dried shrimp, and lime. Try this simple thai dish with my step-by-step recipe. Then serve it to your friends at your next dinner party and wait for the "wow!" to escape their lips!

Thai Satay Recipes for Summer! (grill and oven recipes)
There's satay, and then there's Thai satay! If you've never had the real stuff, then you'll fall in love with the succulent taste of these satay recipes. Strips of chicken, pork, beef, or even tofu (for a vegetarian option) are marinated in a special Thai paste, then skewered and grilled on the BBQ or broiled in the oven. It is then served...

How to Make Thai Fresh Spring Rolls
These fresh spring rolls are truly a refreshing change from regular spring rolls, and they're also much healthier. Make up a "bouquet" today as an appetizer, snack, or part of a main course (served with a Thai salad, these rolls make a complete meal). Or make culinary waves by serving them at your next party. They're a beautiful party food to...

Thai Sticky Rice with Pork, Mushrooms, and Spring Onion
Learn how to make savory Thai sticky rice, step by step. Like fried rice, this sticky rice recipe is a meal unto itself, combining small pieces of pork and mushroom, plus spring onion and bits of chili together in a savory sauce that marries well with the sticky rice. Truly, this is Asian comfort food at its very best!

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How to Make Thai Crab Cakes
These Thai crab cakes are guaranteed to melt in your mouth! You will definitely be wowed by how deliciously moist these crab cakes are, plus they're imbued with wonderful Thai flavors. This crab cake recipe makes an elegant appetizer or entree to serve guests, but is also easy enough to cook as an everyday treat. Enjoy!

How to Make Tender Thai Steamed Fish
In coastal Thailand, fresh fish is plentiful and delicious grilled or steamed in a wok. Try this steamed version combining lemongrass, galangal (or ginger), and fresh coriander for a melt-in-your-mouth taste experience. Be sure to use fresh fish for best results.

Thai sticky rice is also known as "sweet" or "glutinous rice". Although...
Thai sticky rice is also known as "sweet" or "glutinous rice". Although often used for desserts, sticky rice also makes a delicious accompaniment to various main course dishes. Similar to Japanese rice, Thai sticky rice is excellent served with saucy stir-fries or curries. While it can be made in a rice cooker, here I'm going to show you how...

How to Prepare and Cook with Lemongrass
Perhaps you've seen fresh lemongrass in the stores and wondered how to cook with it. Or maybe you've never encountered it except in a recipe book(?). Check out this step-by-step guide to cooking with lemongrass - it will teach you how to buy, prepare, and process lemongrass - all you need to do then is add it to your recipe!

How to Make Phuket-style Pad Thai (with Shrimp)
There are two versions of Pad Thai: one tomato (or tamarind) based, the other fish sauce based. When I was in Phuket, I ordered the latter nearly every day because it was soooo good. I've replicated the dish here in this easy step-by-step Pad Thai recipe, which I call "Phuket Pad Thai". Included are lots of useful tips that will help you cook up the best Pad Thai noodle recipe you've ever tried!

How to Make Thai Summer Rolls
Unlike spring rolls, summer rolls are not deep-fried - they're fresh and crisp like summer itself, plus rich in flavor and texture. Thai Summer Rolls are a meal unto themselves, including adequate servings of protein, carbs, and greens (vegetarian instructions included), but they also make an excellent appetizer (see recipe).

How to Make Grilled Pineapple (Dessert)
This gourmet dessert is very tropical tasting, yet also light and healthy, which makes it an excellent dessert to serve after a heavy barbecue. Grilled Pineapple is naturally sweet and tasty, but add my Thai flavorings and dipping sauce, and you have an incredible taste sensation!

How to Make Fried Tofu (gluten-free)
What is tofu? How do you press it? And how do you cook with tofu? These questions are all answered in this easy tofu guide: "Cooking with Tofu". Also includes a recipe for a crispy fried tofu dish! You can then use your fried tofu to create other vegetarian thai food recipes (find links to these too!).

How to Make Delicious Thai Fried Bananas
A fried banana dessert recipe that is simple and easy to make. Your whole family will love this crispy-crunchy Thai treat! Serve this hot dessert with something creamy and cold - ice cream, whipped cream, or a little cold coconut cream.

How to Make Thai-style Green Beans
These green beans are aromatic and spicy. In Thailand (as well as in many other South-east Asian countries), green beans are called "long beans" because they are literally 1 foot or more long. For this recipe, you can use regular green beans, or purchase authentic long beans at nearly any Asian store or market.

How to Make Warm Thai Fresh Rolls
For a great appetizer or as part of a main course, try this Thai fresh roll recipe. Unlike most fresh rolls, these contain a warm filling made with black bean and garlic sauce and strips of beef or wheat gluten. This Thai recipe is so easy to make, you'll want to keep it close at hand, both for everyday as well as special occasions.

How to Make Sticky Rice Chicken Dumplings
Sticky rice dumplings are common throughout Southeast-Asia - both savory and sweet versions. This savory Thai dumpling recipe has a healthy chicken and shiitake mushroom filling. The chicken dumplings are then wrapped in banana leaves and may be steamed, barbecued, or baked in the oven. Sticky rice chicken dumplings make a great lunch during the work week - just heat up and enjoy!

How to Make Sticky Rice Balls (Dessert)
Sticky rice balls are fun and easy to make, plus extremely yummy! This Thai dessert is low in sugar, plus it's a low fat dessert, and gluten free! As for the dough, it's like playing with play dough! Get your kids involved, or be a kid yourself and make up a batch of these rice balls for dessert - or just for fun!

How to Make Delicious Thai Tapioca Pudding (gluten-free)
This easy tropical dessert starts with tapioca pearls ("seeds") boiled for 10 minutes. Accompanying the tapioca is a sweet mango nectar made from fresh mangos. Add a stream of coconut milk and a topping of fresh tropical fruit like mango, papaya, and bananas, and you have a tropical Thai treat that is truly unforgettable! Can be served warm or cold, depending on the season.

How to Make a Special Thai Appetizer: "Mock Oysters"
This beautiful Thai appetizer looks remarkably like oysters. However, the inital taste, unlike oysters, is crisp and crunchy. Then you get a hit of seafood (shrimp) followed by a wonderful taste-explosion of Thai flavors. A great appetizer to serve at a party, cookout, or any social gathering.

How to Make Rainbow Rice Cake
This rice cake recipe is beautiful to look at, and as fun to make as coloring easter eggs. It has a coconut flavor, as well as the subtle taste of pandan leaf. This cake is uniquely delicious, low-fat, low-calorie, and a gluten free recipe. Make it for your next party or potluck where it will be sure to steal the show.

How to Make Shrimp Chips (or "Crisps")
Got the munchies? Try making these shrimp chips! Unlike potatoe chips, these chips cost mere pennies if you buy them uncooked and fry them up yourself. These chips are not only easy to make, they also taste fantastic, especially while still fresh and warm from the frying pan! Makes a great snack or "chip fix" when you have the munchies.

How to Make Curry Pastries
Small pastries filled with curry chicken or beef are a common marketplace food in many Southeast-Asian countries. Try this Thai version made extra simple by using phyllo pastry instead of homemade puff pastry. Follow the step by step recipe and enjoy these Thai Curry Pastries for a snack at teatime, or as a special appetizer.

How to Prepare Fresh Mango
How do you choose a mango, and how do you know if it's ripe? How do you go about cutting a mango? And how do you eat it? If you've ever asked yourself any of these questions, you can easily find the answers by checking out this "All About Mangos: How to Cut a Mango" guide (with pictures).

How to Prepare Fresh Papaya
Papaya was called "Fruit of the Angels" by Christopher Columbus, and for good reason. Papaya is sweet and succulent, plus it offers numerous health benefits. Full of antioxidants, flavoniods, plus loads of vitamins and minerals, this is one of the healthiest of nature's fruit!

How to Prepare Fresh Pineapple
Learn how to buy, cut, and prepare fresh pineapple. Plus, learn how to create a pineapple "boat" with what is leftover (great for parties, especially when serving Thai Pineapple Fried Rice, or Tropical Thai Fruit Salad!).

Fish Curry Cakes (Haw Mok Plaa)
These individual-sized fish curry cakes are great to serve at a party, or simply as an everyday treat. In Thailand, individual cups are made out of banana leaf, but to make it easier, I've used poaching cups or ramekins and simply lined them with strips of banana leaf. Also, instead of steaming them (the Thai way), I've discovered the results...

How to Make Kaya (Coconut Jam)
Kaya or "coconut jam" is a truly Asian inspiration. Light brown or green in color, with the consistency of custard, kaya makes a nice spread to enjoy over toast. Kaya has its roots in Malaysia and Indonesia, but can be found in most Southeast-Asian countries. ENJOY!

Thai Cooking Videos
Our free online cooking videos will teach you how to make a number of classic Thai dishes, from salads and noodle dishes to easy Thai desserts. Also, learn how to cut a mango and papaya, and find out how to carve a pineapple boat - great for serving fried rice or fruit salads! These Thai cooking videos make Thai food recipes fun and easy to prepare - check them out!

Easy Thai Recipes, Step by Step!
Learn how to cook Thai food with these easy to follow Thai recipes. Includes lots of pictures to make cooking Thai food and easy and loads of fun. Surprise your friends and family with your new Thai creations, and ENJOY!

How to Make Real Thai Chicken Satay
Find out how to make real satay, step by step! This easy recipe creates satay that's as good as you'll find in Southeast Asia. I can't take credit for the recipe: it has been passed down through my husband's family for generations (all the way from Thailand). My mother-in-law has been kind enough to share the recipe with me, and now I'm...

How to Make Coconut Rice
Making coconut rice is easy - just follow the steps! This tutorial will show you how to make delicious coconut rice on your stovetop with just a few ingredients. Coconut rice makes a delicious side dish to any Asian or Indian entrees, or serve it up with your favorite Western dishes. It's especially wonderful with fish and seafood, or nearly...

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