Thai-style dishes are now one of the most popular of the world’s cuisines, with their perfect orchestration of spicy, sour, salty, sweet, chewy, crunchy and slippery in one dish. You don’t need cupboards full of unusual ingredients for these recipes. Most large supermarkets will have the Thai staples like fish sauce, coconut milk, sweet red chilli sauce and curry paste. Ginger, garlic, limes and fresh herbs are always available in the produce aisles.
With their spicy and sensual overtones, Thai-style dishes are perfect for a romantic dinner and will ensure that love is in the air. Here are our top 5 easy Thai-style dishes you can make at home:
Grilled Salmon with Thai Sweet Chilli Glaze
Preparing Thai-style dishes for a romantic dinner doesn’t have to be complicated. This is the simplest of recipes on our list. Salmon fillets are marinated in Thai sweet red chilli sauce, soy sauce and ginger for an hour and then grilled until caramelized on top. Romantic dinners simply do not get any easier, more delectable or luxurious than this.
Thai Quinoa Salad with Fresh Herbs and Lime Vinaigrette
One of the recipes from Catherine Walthers ‘Raising the Salad Bar’ is this tangy and fresh Thai Quinoa Salad, which is a healthy eater’s dream romantic dinner. You can adapt any recipes to taste, but this is full of protein and vegetables making it satisfying, yet low in fat. Add this to the grilled salmon dish above for a duo of Thai-style dishes.
Grilled Honey, Lime and Sriracha Chicken Skewers
Sriracha is a hot Thai sauce named after the coastal city of Si Racha in Thailand. It is made from a paste of chilli peppers, distilled vinegar, garlic, sugar and salt for a tangy sweet-and-sour taste that will get your juices flowing. Marinating chicken skewers in honey, lime juice and Sriracha before heating them under the grill is one of the easiest recipes to try out sriracha if you haven’t tried it before.
Thai Crunch Salad with Peanut Dressing
Made with crisp Napa cabbage (also known as Chinese leaf cabbage) with crunchy vegetables including carrot, cucumber and bell peppers and edamame beans, yet it is the creamy peanut dressing that makes it so good. Once tried, you will want to put it on everything. This is an excellent dish to pair with the grilled honey, lime and sriracha chicken skewers for a perfect romantic dinner.
Thai-Style Minced Chicken Lettuce Cups
These fresh, crisp lettuce cups filled with Thai-style minced chicken are boldly flavoured with fresh ginger, lime, chilli pepper, fish sauce and brown sugar. This is one of the recipes you will want to make again and again since it is one of the Thai-style dishes that is very addictive.
These Thai-style dishes are excellent as a romantic tapas, especially when served with your favourite wine. With these recipes, you can create romantic meals with ease at home for you and for the one that you love.