Thai Appetizer Recipes

Thai flavors abound in spring rolls, satay, and other favorite Thai-inspired appetizer recipes, all rated and reviewed by cooks like you.

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Thai Banana Salsa with King Prawns

Rating: 4.27 stars
Extremely refreshing. I make extra salsa to keep in the fridge for a pick-me-up after a long day at uni. You can serve it on a banana leaf with lime wedges.

Thai Pork Satay

Rating: 4.4 stars
This is a wonderful pork shish kabob with a Thai flavor. I took this on a church campout and it was a huge hit.

Thai Basil Rolls with Hoisin-Peanut Sauce

Rating: 4.45 stars
Shrimp and pork - layered with rice noodles, bean sprouts, and herbs - all rolled together in a fresh rice wrapper and served with a hoisin-peanut sauce for dipping. Great for an appetizer or lunch!

Thai Chicken Satay

Rating: 4.34 stars
The closest to my favorite satay served at my Thai restaurant. Prep is quick- best if left to marinade for a few hours or more. Skewer up for the grill or saute on the stove! I buy the chicken tenderloin strips which are already boned, skinned and a nice size piece without slicing to save time.

Thai Chicken Wings

Rating: 4.27 stars
My mother introduced me to this recipe and it is wonderful! So easy and delicious, a perfect spicy appetizer!

Thai Crab Rolls

Rating: 3.63 stars
Moderately spiced crab meat rolled into Thai spring roll sheets before quickly 'pan' deep-fried and dipped into a magical, tangy dipping sauce! Arrange on lettuce leaves with the dip in the center for a stunning presentation.

Thai Chicken Dip

Rating: 4.17 stars
Served hot or warm, this exotic dip is a huge party pleaser. Ground chicken is simmered in a peanutty coconut sauce. You'll feel guilty for all the praise, because it is so easy to make. Serve with papadums or prawn crackers.

Thai Fish Cakes

Rating: 4 stars
An easy and tasty alternative for serving fish. The variations can be endless!

Spring Rolls

Rating: 4.55 stars
These tasty spring rolls are packed with vegetables, seafood and pork. They contain a lot of ingredients but are worth the effort. Serve them with your favorite sauce. Some types of mushrooms may need to be soaked 2 to 3 hours before use. Ground turkey may be substituted for pork.

Fresh Spring Rolls With Thai Dipping Sauce

Rating: 4.33 stars
Science says: Shrimp is a good low-fat, high-protein substitute for meat and does not raise cholesterol.

Chili Chicken

Rating: 4.22 stars
A tasty version of drumsticks with a bit of sweetness and spiciness. Thai sweet chili sauce adds an Asian flair.

Ajad (Authentic Thai Cucumber Salad)

Rating: 5 stars
This fresh pickle is the classic accompaniment to many deep-fried and barbequed Thai appetizers and some curries. It's best made a few hours before serving.