Seafood lovers will love these delicious Thai shrimp recipes!
Looking to spice up your weeknight dinners? Whip up any one of these recipes for a true taste of Thailand.
Thailand’s waters are brimming with shrimp and prawns. So, naturally, Thai cuisine has a lot of amazing shrimp dishes.
From Thai basil shrimp to red curry shrimp dumplings, there are so many ways to enjoy Thai shrimp. They’re juicy, spicy, and amazingly aromatic.
Ready to dig in? Check out these Thai shrimp recipes.
1. Thai Shrimp Coconut Curry
Packed with east Asian flavors, this Thai shrimp coconut curry tastes restaurant quality.
And with amazing colorful veggies, it’s dressed to impress.
Curries are a staple in Thai cuisine. There are so many varieties, all with different colors and flavor profiles.
If this is your first time trying a Thai curry, this is definitely a great place to start.
The key is the red curry paste base. It really adds so much depth.
Serve this flavorful curry with coconut rice, jasmine rice, egg fried rice, or noodles.
2. Easy Stir-Fried Thai Garlic Shrimp
Looking for an easy appetizer idea? These garlic shrimp are just the trick.
They’re succulent, salty-sweet, and slightly spicy. If you’re not a huge fan of spice, you can always skip the chili.
Plus, it’s so quick to whip up. It only takes 5 minutes to butterfly the shrimp and 5 minutes to measure and prepare the marinade.
Serve this delectable shrimp with a sprinkling of chopped cilantro, and a toothpick. Perfect for sharing!
3. Thai Shrimp Stir-Fry with Tomatoes and Basil
Stir-fries are great for when you don’t have much time on your hands. They’re so easy to throw together and taste absolutely fantastic.
This juicy Thai shrimp stir-fry uses Thai basil for extra fragrance and depth. It’s super simple to prepare, cook up, and serve.
Have shrimp? Tomatoes? Basil? Then you’re pretty much all set! Grab your frying pan or wok and get cooking.
4. Thai Shrimp Cake
These meaty Thai shrimp cakes make for amazing appetizers. The last time I made these, they were gone so quick, that I had to fry up another batch!
Make these cakes with shrimp, red curry paste, long beans, and coconut milk. They’re dense, juicy, and oh-so mouthwatering. Yum!
Serve these delicious little shrimp cake bites with a tangy sweet chili sauce.
Be sure to grab a few for yourself before they’re all gobbled up by your guests!
5. Pad Thai
Pad Thai is my all-time favorite fried noodle dish. It’s salty, sweet, and a guaranteed crowd pleaser.
Packed with bean sprouts, juicy shrimp, and salty peanuts, what’s not to love?
When I think of fried noodles and shrimp, I think of pad Thai. After all, it is Thailand’s national dish!
This is a terrific noodle dish everyone will love. Even picky eaters!
To make this dish super authentic, use tamarind paste and palm sugar.
Of course, you can always substitute them with brown sugar and rice vinegar.
6. Tom Yum Soup
On a cold, rainy day a big bowl of hot, spicy soup is just the ticket.
Tom yum is probably the most popular Thai soup. It’s a savory, fiery, and slightly sour seafood soup.
Warm yourself up the inside with this hearty, hot goodness.
It’s brimming with shrimp flavors, using shrimp stock made by boiling the shrimp heads in water.
The wonderful aromatic flavor is created by using galangal, lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves and bird’s eye chilies. It’s deliciously good.
7. Thai Fried Rice Recipe with Shrimp (Khao Pad Goong ข้าวผัดกุ้ง)
You won’t have to fly to Thailand to enjoy the amazing taste of Thai street food. I’m serious!
You can serve up a plate of Thai fried rice in your very own kitchen.
Each bite of this dish is an aromatic experience. It’s salty, savory, and can’t-stop–eating levels of yum.
In Thailand, fried rice is usually served with basil chicken. But you can serve this dish with whatever meat, fish, or veggie main you like.
And honestly, the big juicy shrimp are enough to elevate this fried rice from side dish to main.
8. Shrimp and Broccoli Stir-Fry
Need a speedy meal severed up in 20 minutes? Look no further than this terrific shrimp and broccoli stir-fry. And it only takes a handful of ingredients.
The protein packed shrimp and nutrient dense broccoli make this dish the perfect healthy weeknight dinner.
Pair it with steamed white rice for a hearty meal.
It’s all about that Thai sweet chili sauce. The sweetness really ties all the flavors together. It’s drool-worthy for sure!
9. Thai Shrimp Stir Fry Recipe with Zucchini
This tempting Thai shrimp stir fry with zucchini is so delicious, you definitely won’t have leftovers.
So, maybe make a little extra so that you do. You’ll thank me later!
Thai red curry paste, and coconut milk are a match made in heaven. They add so much tropical flavor to this juicy shrimp. It’s simply addictive.
And it only takes 25 minutes to whip up. That’s tonight’s dinner sorted.
10. Thai Shrimp and Pineapple Curry
Shrimp and pineapple is a duo that is utterly scrumptious. One bite of this fantastic Thai dish, and you’ll see why.
Sweet and slightly sour pineapple is the perfect complement to spicy chilis and meaty shrimp.
Coconut milk completes the dish, adding a cooling final touch. So creamy. So dreamy.
Serve this fragrant, fruit curry with some steamed white rice. Then grab a spoon and dig in!
11. Thai Basil Shrimp
Basil with shrimp? Yeah, you heard me right. You might never have guessed it, but basil and shrimp are a winning combo.
The basil adds a lovely aromatic anise flavor to the juicy shrimps. Plus, garlic, fresh ginger, and soy sauce, create even more depth of flavor.
This is a great, healthy meal prep idea for busy bees. Simply prepare it ahead of time, store it in the fridge, and grab and go.
12. Thai Fresh Spring Rolls (With Vegetarian Option)
On hot summer days, I don’t want to be hovering over a hot oven. So, I turn to these refreshing Thai spring rolls.
They’re packed full of veggies, vermicelli noodles, herbs, and meaty shrimps. Everything you need, wrapped in a soft rice paper roll.
It’s all about the sauce. Seriously, dip these yummy rolls into a tamarind dipping sauce and you’ll melt at how good it is. I know I did!
13. Spicy Thai Grilled Shrimp
Spice fiends, this one’s for you. If you’re looking to kick up the heat, you need these spicy Thai grilled shrimps.
Fiery, tender, and grilled to perfection, this shrimp is simply irresistible. They’re sweet, tangy, and oh-so tasty.
Serve this up at your next backyard cookout or barbecue, and you’ll be the star of the show. It’s pretty much guaranteed.
14. BBQ Thai Garlic Shrimp in the Shell
These eye-catching BBQ Thai grilled shrimp in the shell taste just as good as they look. And they look seriously good.
Large shrimp are marinated in a garlic sauce and then quickly grilled in their shells.
This way of cooking the meaty shrimp highlights their flavor and juicy texture.
It’s always fun to get your hands a little dirty. And these tasty morsels are finger-licking good.
15. Red Curry Shrimp Dumplings
This Thai take on a Chinese classic, is to die-for. Just one dumpling is enough to win your heart (and stomach) over.
An added dash of fish sauce brings a whole other level of umami to the already wonderful shrimp filling.
And their elegance comes from the half-moon shape folding. They really are little taste-packed parcels!
It’s the perfect appetizer to kick off an Asian-fusion themed dinner. Serve these delectable delights, and you’ll have clean plates all around.
16. Thai Shrimp Noodle Salad
This vibrant glass noodle salad is brimming with big flavors. Shake up your everyday side salad and serve up this tasty dish instead.
With only 10 ingredients, this salad is so easy to throw together. Plus, it only takes 20 minutes to make.
Spicy, sweet, cool, and crunchy, this salad is all of the good things.
Shrimp, mango, peanuts, and glass noodles are a flavor combo you never knew you needed. Yum!
17. Asian Stir-Fried Shrimp and Rice Noodles
Looking for a guaranteed crowd-pleasing dish? Look no further than this Asian rice noodle and shrimp stir-fry.
This recipe is a spin on the classic pad Thai. It’s packed full of all the same flavors and textures you love, but it’s a whole lot easier to make.
It’s salty, savory, and ever so slightly sweet. It’s definitely a fast and furiously delicious stir fry. So, give it a try! You won’t regret it.
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