Pad See Ew
Not as famous as Pad Thai but just as delicious, this classic Thai dish calls for stir-frying rice noodles with soy sauce. The unique flavor comes from browning the ingredients and allowing the sauce to caramelize. Your pan should be so hot that you hear a sizzle throughout cooking.
Grilled Skirt Steak and Hearts of Palm Salad
Something wonderful happens when a skirt steak slathered in red curry paste hits a hot grill: it sizzles into spicy complexity, the ingredients uniting for one compact punch. Pair the sliced meat with grilled hearts of palm, and toss with fresh greens, cherry tomatoes, and thin rice noodles that offer just enough heft to turn this Thai-inspired salad into a complete meal.
Thai Beef with Chiles and Basil Over Coconut Rice
This popular spicy Thai dish in restaurants is very easy to make at home.
Vegetable and Tofu Pad Thai
Make this healthy version of the tasty Thai classic in less time than it takes to have it delivered. If you have fish sauce and aren't a strict vegetarian, substitute it for the soy sauce. It will give the dish deeper flavor.
Thai Zucchini-Coconut Soup
A Southeast Asian–inspired zucchini purée has coconut milk and potato for a velvety texture (and vegan bona fides). It's accented with zucchini slices and zesty cilantro. This soup is quick to make but be sure to allow time for chilling.
Thai Chicken Soup
Ginger and chiles give this Southeast Asian rendition its aroma and spice, while lemongrass lends the soup a seductive floral note. By swapping the traditional seasonings for more exotic ones, you achieve a soup that's just as soothing as the original but with nuanced layers of flavors.
Chicken Satay with Peanut-Chutney Sauce
This easy Thai chicken dish is served with an addictive dipping sauce that will have everyone scraping the bottom of the bowl.
Chicken and Basil Stir-Fry
If you see Thai basil (also called holy basil) at your market, give it a try. It has pointed leaves and tastes of mint, cinnamon, and licorice.
Ginger-Peanut Turkey Stir-Fry
For a fast—and satisfying—weeknight dinner turn to this stir fry. It's also a fresh answer to the age-old question of what to do with that package of ground meat in the freezer. A bold and silky sauce made with lime juice, fish sauce, peanut butter, and chili compliments just about any type of ground meat you have on hand. Serve it up with rice, loads of fresh herbs, and big, wrap-able greens.