These flavorful Thai dishes are quick and easy to prepare.
Thai Beef and Basil Noodles with Shiitake GravyIf you have trouble finding shiitake mushrooms, use whatever 'shrooms you have on hand. Sliced creminis would work equally well for this saucy noodle bowl.
Chicken and Basil Stir-FryMake a hearty dinner in about 10 minutes with instant rice and a quick-cooking stir fry. Fresh ginger, hot chili flakes, and Asian fish sauce (found in most supermarkets and Asian grocery stores), add spice to chicken breasts. Try the dish with various kinds of basil to see which combination is your favorite. For a hint of anise flavor, use Thai basil; for a warm spice undertone, try cinnamon basil instead.
Shrimp Pad ThaiMake Thailand's most popular noodle dish in mere minutes. This lightened version is packed with vibrant ingredients such as crushed red pepper, sliced green onions, and dry-roasted peanuts to add great Thai flavor. Our online reviewers noticed that the dish was even better on the second day, so make extra for leftovers.
Yam Nuea Yang (Spicy Beef Salad)This main-dish salad cooks in minutes using your choice of a grill or broiler. Ripe tomatoes, sprinkled with chopped cilantro, lime juice, and red chilies, add fresh flavor to the lean flank steak.
Thai Green Curry MusselsIf you have time to boil rice, you have time to prepare this beautiful bivalve dish. Steam the mussels in a large Dutch oven with a lime juice, green curry paste, and coconut milk mixture for a subtle kick. If you prefer, try the dish with shrimp.
Thai Pork SaladOnce the pork is cooked, this dish is almost done. The crumbled pork, tossed with a mint, cilantro, ginger, and red pepper mixture, is topped with a soy sauce and olive oil drizzle to add rich undertones to the zesty dish. Use prepackaged broccoli-slaw mix to shave off preparation time.
Coconut Curried ChickenMake a rich and creamy pan sauce with coconut milk, presliced mushrooms, lime juice, and a little green curry paste to complement the mild, tender chicken. Serve the 10-minute dish with quick-cooking couscous for a complete Thai-inspired supper.
Thai Coconut-Curried Salmon with GreensOur online reviewers raved about this flavorful salmon dish, likening it to favorite authentic Thai dishes and cheering its speedy cook time. The rich sauce lends a creamy, almost soup-like quality to the dish. Serve it with rice to soak up the bold flavors.