Quick Thai Suppers

Preparing these seven spicy dinners is a snap.

  • Shrimp Pad Thai
    Randy Mayor; Melanie J. Clarke

    Shrimp Pad Thai

    Make 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)
    Becky Luigart-Stayner; Jan Gautro

    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.
  • Chicken and Basil Stir-Fry
    James Carrier

    Chicken and Basil Stir-Fry

    Make 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.
  • Thai Green Curry Mussels
    Randy Mayor

    Thai Green Curry Mussels

    If 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 Salad

    Thai Pork Salad

    Once 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 Chicken
    Becky Luigart-Stayner; Jan Gautro

    Coconut Curried Chicken

    Make 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 Greens
    Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Lydia DeGaris Pursell

    Thai Coconut-Curried Salmon with Greens

    Our 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.
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