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Thai On the Fly

quick shrimp pad thai

It's Tuesday night and you need to get dinner on the table fast. But that doesn't mean it has to be the same old pasta or chicken cutlet. These Thai-inspired recipes come together super quick but are filled with tons of flavor. Think: sweet, spicy, salty, sour. Think: delicious.


Spicy Thai Beef Curry

Exactly how spicy you want this dish, which is ready to eat in mere minutes, is up to you.

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Thai-Style Spicy Chicken in Lettuce Cups

This spicy ground-chicken dish is known as larb in Laos and Thailand. It’s often served over lettuce, cabbage, or vegetables, with steamed sticky rice. It's also fun to serve it in lettuce cups for an Asian take on tacos. 

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Spicy Steamed Mussels with Lemongrass, Chile, and Basil

Mussels cook in just minutes, which makes them great for weeknight dinner. The broth is so fragrant and delicious you might want to serve the mussels with rice or noodles to sop it up.

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Thai Green Curry Shrimp

This is even faster than takeout from your local restaurant. The only fresh ingredient you’ll need to grab is basil—all of the others can be stored in your pantry or freezer.

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Thai-Style Sirloin Steak with Red Curry Sauce and Spicy Carrot Salad

If you like a steak loaded with flavor, this is the dish for you. You can find Thai red curry paste in the Asian section of your supermarket, or try an Asian market, which might have more brand options.

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Panang Curry with Chicken, Asparagus, and Mushrooms

Fragrant, peanut-laced Panang curry paste and coconut milk become the foundation for this quick curry.

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Quick Shrimp Pad Thai

Though Thai noodle dishes in restaurants often include hard-to-find ingredients like bamboo shoots or Thai basil, you won't need them here; your local supermarket should have everything.

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Chicken Coconut Soup

This soup is a treasure: a quintessentially Thai dish that you can make at home simply, quickly, and with great success.

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Stir-Fried Noodles with Chicken, Mushrooms & Green Beans

If you’ve eaten at Thai restaurants, you’ve probably enjoyed a stir-fried noodle dish. The method to make them is super simple, and you don't even need a wok.

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