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Shrimp Recipes from the Thai Kitchen

Beautiful, Succulent Shrimp!

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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!

1. Easy Stir-Fried Garlic Shrimp

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!

2. Thai Shrimp Lettuce Wraps (great party food!)

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!

3. Thai Shrimp Coconut Curry

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 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!

4. Thai Lemon-Lime Shrimp

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!

5. New Thai Sweet & Sour Stir-Fry Shrimp

Thai Sweet & Sour Shrimp
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!

6. Thai Coconut Lime Shrimp (for the Oven or Grill)

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!

7. Stir-fried Thai Basil Shrimp

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!

8. Shrimp Pad Thai Salad

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!

9. Easy Ginger-Garlic Shrimp (Grilled or Oven Recipe)

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.

10. Easy Chili-Garlic Shrimp

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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