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Thai Seafood Salad

Thai Seafood Salad is a vibrant and refreshing dish that showcases the delicate flavors of the sea combined with the bold and tangy tastes of Thai cuisine. This salad is a perfect balance of textures and flavors, featuring a medley of fresh seafood, crisp vegetables, aromatic herbs, and a zesty dressing. Thai Seafood Salad offers a delightful combination of sweetness, sourness, and spiciness, making it a popular choice among seafood enthusiasts.
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Thai Seafood Salad, also known as "Yum Talay," is a popular Thai dish that highlights the natural flavors of seafood and the aromatic qualities of Thai ingredients. The salad typically includes a variety of seafood such as shrimp, squid, mussels, and sometimes even crab meat. These are combined with an assortment of vegetables like lettuce, cucumber, and cherry tomatoes. Fresh herbs such as mint and cilantro, along with a tangy dressing made from lime juice, fish sauce, and chili, complete the ensemble.


500 grams mixed seafood (shrimp, squid, mussels, crab meat, etc.), cooked and cooled
1 cup lettuce, torn into bite-sized pieces
1 cucumber, sliced
10-12 cherry tomatoes, halved
1 red onion, thinly sliced
1/4 cup fresh mint leaves
1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves
2 tablespoons fish sauce
2 tablespoons lime juice
1-2 Thai chili peppers, finely chopped (adjust to spice preference)
1 tablespoon palm sugar (or brown sugar)
Roasted peanuts, crushed, for garnish (optional)
4 Servings

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In a large mixing bowl, combine the cooked seafood, torn lettuce, cucumber slices, cherry tomatoes, red onion, mint leaves, and cilantro leaves.


In a separate small bowl, whisk together the fish sauce, lime juice, palm sugar, and chopped chili peppers until the sugar has dissolved and the ingredients are well combined. Taste and adjust the seasoning if needed.


Pour the dressing over the salad mixture and toss gently to coat all the ingredients evenly.


Transfer the Thai Seafood Salad to a serving platter or individual plates.


Sprinkle crushed roasted peanuts over the salad for an added crunch and nutty flavor, if desired.


Serve the Thai Seafood Salad immediately as a refreshing appetizer or as a light main course.

Tips for this recipe

To add more depth to the salad, you can incorporate additional vegetables such as bell peppers or thinly sliced carrots.

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