Thai Seafood Sensations

All the ways to eat seafood, starting with Tom Yum

In Thailand's most famous dish, fish, clams and crab add a deeply savory depth to tom yum's fiery heat, which you'll love in all these recipes. From a simple spiced up tom yum Soup, to a gentler, creamier version in a tom yum Risotto, seafood works in all of them. 

Sour

Tom Yum with Juicy River Prawns

Easily the most recognized dish from Thailand, its essence is the spicy and tangy tom yum broth, full of aroma from lemongrass and kaffir lime leaves and the fresh plump juicy river prawn. The fat from the prawn adds more aroma and floats up to the surface, making it shiny with a dazzling amber hue.

Tom Yum Vongole Pasta

Part of traditional Neapolitan cuisine of Italy, vongole is usually cooked with olive oil, a good amount of garlic, chopped parsley, fresh clams and a splash of white wine. This Asian take on the Italian ‘pasta vongole’ has a delicious Thai twist!

Tom Yum Po Taek (Spicy and Sour Soup with Seafood)

“Poh Taek” is derived from “Poh”, a fish trap used by Thai fishermen. Spicy and Sour Soup with Seafood is filled with a variety of fresh seafood that is similar to a "fish trap" which is full of seafood. This menu tastes similar to Clear Tom Yum Soup but the inclusion of basil leaves adds spiciness to the traditional Tom Yum flavor.

One-Pot Tom Yum Risotto

A risotto is the perfect one-pot dish to impress your guests. This one features exciting Thai flavours, blending a classic tom yum soup with lusciously oozy risotto. Make it your own by experimenting with the different elements.

Pick at umami bites of salt, sweet, sour and crunch

A zap of lime, a bash of peppery basil, and more punchy Thai herbs are tossed with juicy bits of seafood, sizzled in hot oil and eaten straight out of the pan. Stir-fry a lip-smacking, protein-packed bowl of tasty, lovely pink salmon larb, or deep-fry delightful spring rolls stuffed with sweet prawns. 

Under 30 mins

Poh Pia Tod (Fried Spring Rolls)

It's love at first crunch with shatteringly crisp spring rolls that's deep-fried and stuffed with garlicky ground pork, slippery glass noodles, and matchstick-like carrots. But it's the dipping sauce that really wows, a simple but tangy burst of Thai chili sauce made from chilies, smashed garlic, a shot of vinegar, fresh coriander and aromatic peanuts.

Spiced Tuna Fish Cakes with Thai Basil Stir Fry

Spicy, tangy and fragrant with Asian herbs, these fish cakes are easy to make and are the perfect holiday party nibbles. Unlike traditional fish cakes that are made with flour, these Spiced Tuna Fishcakes with Thai Basil Stir Fry have a refreshing mix of water chestnuts and flaky canned tuna that makes them healthy low carb alternatives for the snack table. Pair them with tropical cocktails or mocktails for the festive season!

Salmon Larb

Though salmon may not be a common ingredient in Thai dishes, it has been gaining popularity with its health benefits. This salmon larb hits all the right notes with its spicy and tangy elements, a refreshing twist to this local dish for sure!

Tod Mun Goong (Prawn Cake with Plum Sauce)

These Thai bite-sized prawn cakes are super addictive!

Rice and noodles make super satisfying one-pot seafood meals

Add rice or noodles, and you'll transform your seafood dish into a full-flavored meal. Jasmine rice, aromatic and soft, with just a little bite, absorbs the oozing juices of all seafood well. Try a sweet-sour pineapple fried rice, or a street-food favorite, crab-flecked fried rice. In noodles too, rice noodles - flat and plain tasting, bring out perfectly the oceanic flavours of sweet shrimp in the world-famous pad thai.  

Rice

Pineapple Fried Rice (Khao Pad Sap Pa Rod)

It is believed that this dish originated from Chinese people living in Thailand. They noticed that many Thai dishes include fruits as an ingredient and they tried adding pineapple to fried rice. It became very popular with both the Thai people and Westerners.

Pad Thai Goong (Shrimp Pad Thai)

This shrimp pad thai recipe has a lot of ingredients – but it’s really an easy stir-fry where everything comes together quickly. Some ingredients can be substituted, like palm sugar for honey, but others, like tamarind paste, rice noodles, and of course, fish sauce, are essential to getting Thailand’s most popular dish right. Rice noodles, because its neutral taste soaks up all the intense flavours readily. Tamarind paste too, used widely in Thai cooking, adds a sour-sweet buzz to this dish. Besides prawns, you’ll often see pad thai with chicken, beef, a mix of seafood, or all-vegetarian.

Thai Prawns Vermicelli

Get ready for your neighbours to come knocking at your door because this dish produces such wonderful wafts of aroma that will get their mouths watering. The Prawn Vermicelli, a simple but popular staple dish from Thailand, is a big bang of umami due to the lethal combination of prawns and sauces. Slurp it up fresh from the stove with the silky smooth vermicelli!

Khao Pad Poo (Thai-style Crab Fried Rice)

The next time you have leftover rice, give this Thai-style crab-studded fried rice, the Bib Gourmand awarded dish on Michelin Guide a go! It’s a go-to order at any street food stall in Thailand, and surprisingly easy to make. In a hot oiled pan, throw in the rice and break up the grains with fast, rapid stirs of the spatula. Then, toss in sweet crabmeat, chopped spring onions, sizzling garlic, a splash of savoury fish sauce and sharp lime juice (some use vinegar, too). If you're feeling extra hungry, we'd recommend bubbling up an egg in the same pan.

Salads too, are bright, crisp, and light 

Seafood-studded salads can turn a salad into a quick, filling, meal. In Thai salads, citrusy fruits such as mango, papaya, and floral pomelo sacs add bursts of textures and highly perfumed flavor contrasts to savory seafood chunks. Make any one of these cool salad bowls to go, like a citrus salmon salad, or one with mango and a creamy sweet fish dip

Under 30 mins

Thai Style Citrus Salmon Salad

A gorgeous salad is a welcome treat on a hot day. The citrus and fresh herbs in this Thai Style Citrus Salmon Salad offer refreshing textures, which are juxtaposed against the richness of the salmon and the spiciness of the sauce. Whether you serve it as a side dish or enjoy it as a main, the bright notes and colors of this beautiful dish won’t fail to delight!

Crab Stick Salad Roll with Spicy Mayonnaise

For a quick lunch or appetizer, you can make this easy and versatile salad roll which can be filled with a variety of vegetables and meats of your choice, served with a zingy Thai style dipping sauce. A low carb option for a lighter and refreshing meal.

Mango with Sweet Fish Sauce

Mangoes are a staple fruit for Thais, used in both savory and sweet dishes. The sweet fish sauce lies in a realm of both sweet and savory, with caramel notes from palm sugar and briny notes from various types of dried shrimp to serve as an appetizer with sour green mangoes.

Diana Chan's Smoked Trout Salad with Coconut Sambal & Pomelo

A bright and refreshing side dish or appetizer, this Smoked Trout Salad with Coconut Sambal & Pomelo combines the zing of lime, the sweet crunch of freshly grated coconut flesh, the tanginess of pomelo, the heat of chilies and the intoxicating flavors of smoked trout to bring together an addictively good treat to whet your appetite. For those who love the Thai Pomelo Salad (Yum Som-O), this dish gives you all those beautiful intense flavors, but with extra spice from the coconut sambal.

And, a surprising seafood... on sweet fruits 

Watermelon and... dried fish? Well, locals love it. That's because it's the classic flavor combination that works - something sweet, and something salty. Think of plum salt that's often shaken on guava slices, or perhaps something more familiar - adding salt to soda. Perhaps you'll love this too, give it a go, or make something familiar instead. 

Thai

Pla Haeng Tang Mo (Watermelon with Dried Fish)

This traditional Royal appetizer is simple to make by sprinkling dried fish and fried shallots toppings over freshly cut red watermelon pieces. Sweet, juicy and very refreshing!

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