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Seafood that Sings! - Sumptuous Thai Seafood Recipes

Top Thai Seafood Recipes


Try some of these wonderful seafood recipes from the Thai kitchen. Few cuisines prepare delicate shellfish as well as Thai, and these recipes are also simple enough to make for everyday eating. They are also beautiful & wonderful-tasting - perfect for serving company. ENJOY!

1. Mussels in a Thai Basil Coconut Sauce

Thai Mussels

This Thai mussel recipe makes an incredible appetizer, or add a salad and enjoy as the main course. Fresh mussels are steamed in white wine, then briefly simmered in a basil and coconut sauce. The dish is finished off with a sprinkling of fresh red chillies, coriander, and more basil for a true seafood treat.

2. Beautiful Thai Shrimp Curry with Pineapple

Thai Shrimp Coconut Curry
Darlene A. Schmidt

This Thai Shrimp Coconut Curry is nothing less than fantastic! The curry sauce recipe is easy to make - just stir together a few basic ingredients, or blend them up in a food processor, chopper, or blender. A beautiful dish to serve guests, or as an everyday seafood treat.

3. Fillet of Fish Baked in Banana Leaf (or Foil)

Fish in Banana Leaf
Copyright Darlene A. Schmidt, 12/15/08

You'll love this tender and wonderful-tasting Thai baked fish. Slathered in a fragrant coconut sauce, the fillet is then wrapped in banana leaves (OR tin foil/parchment paper) and baked in the oven. Coconut rice makes an excellent optional accompaniment (see recipe link), or serve with plain rice or potatoes. Nearly any type of fish will work in this recipe, including salmon, red snapper, cod, tilapia, sole, etc...) An easy and healthy fish recipe that's also fun to make, and the taste is truly gourmet.

4. Crab in a Thai Tomato-Chili Sauce

Thai Chili Crab

If you enjoy shellfish, you're going to love this Thai recipe for crab made with a rich-tasting red tomato-chili sauce. The flavorful sauce marries well with the tender crab meat. Either frozen or fresh crab (in the shell) can be used - King Crab or Snow Crab are both delicious. This dish is so good, it will leave you craving more.

5. Pan-seared Scallops in a Thai Sauce


This scallop recipe will teach you everything you need to know to cook fantastic pan-seared scallops. Very gourmet, this dish is surprisingly easy to make - the cooking time is literally 10 minutes! And the results? If you like seafood, you're going to fall in love with these melt-in-your-mouth scallops. ENJOY!

6. Special Thai Orange Seafood Soup

Thai Orange Soup

This wonderful soup is similar to hot & sour soup, although I like it better!  In Thai, it's known as "Geng Som Pla", an ancient dish from the Central Plains region of Thailand.  It's a fiery-hot soup with both sour and sweet overtones that make for a lively combination, especially when paired with your choice of fish and/or seafood.  Makes a beautiful appetizer or main course dish.

7. Thai Crab Cakes

Thai Crab Cakes
Copyright Darlene A. Schmidt 01/11/10

This Thai Crab Cake recipe creates wonderful crisp-on-the-outside and moist-on-the-inside crab cakes. Panko (Japanese bread crumbs) is easy to find these days at most supermarkets, or see the recipe for a gluten-free version. ENJOY!

8. Classic Thai Fish Cakes

Thai Fish Cakes
Copyright Darlene A. Schmidt, 04/14/10

Thai Fish Cakes are a common street food in Thailand, and are very flavorful compared to most Western fish cake recipes. They aren't battered, which I find allows for more of the fresh taste of the fish, spices, and herbs to come through.  This also means they're easier and quicker to make.  Enjoy!

9. Mussels in an Easy Coconut Curry Sauce

Thai Curried Mussels
Copyright Darlene A. Schmidt, 09/02/10

These Thai Mussels make a beautiful gourmet-style dinner, and they're easy to make too! The curry sauce is created right in the pan, so you don't need to bother with curry paste or even a food processor. If your mussels are already clean and ready to go, this dish can literally be on your table in just minutes.

10. Thai Seafood Curry

Seafood Curry

If you enjoy seafood, you'll love this sumptuous curry. The recipe starts with a healthy homemade, rather tart curry sauce that marries beautifully with fish & seafood. Use your own assortment of seafood, then add some nutritious vegetables plus cubes of pineapple for a healthy, one-pot gourmet delight that will impress your friends and family.

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