18 Thai Shrimp Recipes

salad with shrimp and grapefruit
Thai Shrimp, Chicken, Grapefruit, and Coconut Salad .

Discover the fresh and aromatic flavors of Thai cuisine in these truly tasty shrimp dishes. From crowd-pleasing pork and shrimp dumplings, to sweet and spicy pad Thai — this collection of popular Thai shrimp recipes has something for everyone.

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Thai Basil Rolls with Hoisin-Peanut Sauce

Thai Basil Rolls on green plate

Shrimp and pork are rolled up with noodles, bean sprouts, and Thai basil in individual rice sheets to create these Thai-style spring rolls. Serve with a creamy satay sauce and chopped roasted peanuts for a great gluten-free appetizer or light lunch.

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Goong Tod Kratiem Prik Thai (Prawns Fried with Garlic and White Pepper)

shrimp with seasoning over lettuce
Soup Loving Nicole

In this traditional Thai recipe, whole, unpeeled shrimp are coated in a sweet garlic-white pepper paste, then stir fried until golden and crispy for maximum flavor. Serve this popular garlic shrimp dish with fresh cilantro and bowls of hot steamed rice.

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Grilled Prawns with a Spicy Peanut-Lime Vinaigrette

grilled prawns with sauce over rice

Shrimp are briefly marinated in peanut oil, flavored with lemongrass, fresh ginger, garlic, cilantro, and chile pepper. They take minutes to cook on a hot grill; serve with a spicy lime, ginger, and peanut butter vinaigrette for a true taste of Thailand.

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Khanom Jeeb (Pork and Shrimp Dumplings)

shrimp dumplings on blue plate
Anthony Sabatino

These incredibly delicious steamed dumplings with a peppery pork, shrimp, garlic, and water chestnut filling are a true Thai favorite to share with family and friends. Drizzle garlic oil over warm dumplings and serve with a Thai sweet-spicy dipping sauce on the side.

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Quick Red Curry Soup

side view of a bowl of chicken and shrimp soup in coconut milk broth, piled with fresh bean sprouts and cilantro
John Carlo

Recipe contributor Doug Matthews created this fantastic Thai-inspired shrimp and chicken red curry soup after he tried numerous spicy laksa soups. It's easy to vary the ingredients — try adding tofu strips, rice noodles, or Thai basil leaves for variety each time you make this healthy, flavor-packed soup!

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Thai Noodle Salad

Thai Noodle Salad

This colorful Thai shrimp dish is packed with noodles and vegetables. They're tossed with a peanut butter, tahini, rice wine vinegar, and sweet chile sauce for a scrumptious salad. Try using whole wheat noodles — they hold their shape well and add a rich, nutty flavor.

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Thai Shrimp Curry with a Kick

pale shrimp curry in white square bowl

This is a rich, Thai-inspired coconut curry crammed with shrimp, tomatoes, and mushrooms. If you're a keen chile eater and fancy something with a little more punch, throw in some sliced chile peppers along with the crushed red pepper flakes. It's delicious served with fresh Thai basil leaves.

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Thai Shrimp, Chicken, Grapefruit, and Coconut Salad

salad with shrimp and grapefruit
Thai Shrimp, Chicken, Grapefruit, and Coconut Salad.

Grapefruit (or pomelo) are a common pairing with seafood in Thai cuisine — try it in this impressive shrimp salad with chicken, grapefruit and coconut. Arrange on a bed of shredded iceberg lettuce and serve with a sweet lime, garlic, and fish sauce dressing.

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Authentic Thai Coconut Soup

Authentic Thai Coconut Soup in a white bowl
Shane Jackson

Try this hot and sour shrimp soup flavored with shiitake mushrooms, coconut milk, lemon grass, galangal, and kaffir lime leaves for an amazingly authentic Thai dish. If you can't find fresh galangal, fresh ginger is a perfectly good substitute.

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Tom Yum Koong Soup

soup with shrimp and lime wedge

This version of the classic Thai soup uses fresh bird's eye chilies for heat, and a homemade shrimp stock for depth of flavor. It's a great idea to make extra stock and freeze it in portions — that way you can whip up this soup in around 15 minutes!

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Spicy Thai Shrimp Pasta

noodles with veggies and shrimp on plate

This shrimp pasta dish can be served warm, or chilled overnight and served as a salad. Either way, it's made in a flash using rice noodles and prepared Thai peanut sauce. Garnish with sliced green onions, chopped peanuts, and toasted sesame seeds for added texture.

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A Pad Thai Worth Making

A Pad Thai Worth Making

Flat rice noodles are the traditional choice for pad Thai because their wide shape holds the sauce better. This version also has chicken, but you can double the amount of shrimp, if you prefer. Garnish with chopped peanuts, fresh cilantro, and lime wedges for a pad Thai that's chock-full of flavor.

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Thai Green Curry Prawns

Thai Green Curry Prawns in a white bowl

Recipe contributor Lee Jackson persuaded a Thai chef for this homemade green curry paste recipe that's easy to make in a food processor. It's delicious with shrimp, and all types of soft vegetables, such as eggplant, zucchini, bell peppers, and green beans.

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Thai Banana Salsa with King Prawns

shrimp with banana salsa

A sweet and spicy salsa made with bananas, cucumbers, chile peppers, lime, ginger, and fish sauce pairs perfectly with sweet and juicy tiger prawns. This unique dish will make a delicious appetizer for a Thai-inspired meal.

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Thai Pineapple Shrimp Curry

bowl of shrimp curry

This is an easy Thai curry made with coconut milk and red curry paste. It's jam-packed with pineapple, shrimp, and a wide selection of vegetables which will take you well on the way to your quota for the day! Serve curry over cooked rice with freshly chopped coriander or Thai basil.

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Thai Shrimp and Snow Peas

shrimp, snap peas, bell peppers, cherry tomatoes, and rice
Soup Loving Nicole

A sweet-sour sauce made with lemon, fish sauce, brown sugar, and red pepper is served on top of stir-fried shrimp and vegetables. Serve with rice and bean sprouts for a colorful, Thai-inspired dish that will spice up dinner time!

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Shrimp Fried Noodles - Thai-Style

thai noodles with cilantro topping

Instead of fried rice — try fried noodles in this Thai shrimp dish with garlic, bean sprouts, and eggs. Seasoned with fish sauce, sugar, and ketchup; top the fried noodles with dried shrimp, peanuts, and chili powder for extra oomph!

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Thai Shrimp and Clam Curry

shrimp and clam curry over rice in bowls
ached crompton

Shrimp and clams are cooked in a Thai red curry coconut broth that has been soured with lime and fish sauce and sweetened with brown sugar and Thai basil for a fabulous seafood curry. For best results, use full-fat coconut milk.

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