Thai Shrimp Salad

This is my favorite Secret Recipe Club post, to date.


Whats SRC? It’s a collective of bloggers seeking to try something from someone else’s kitchen.

Fellow expat Jess is totally enthralled with her Thai surroundings. How can you not be? Thailand is a proverbial assault on all your senses. Its really effing hot. There are bajillions of people crammed into its cities. Its loud, the constant buzzing of people and traffic is unparalleled. And it. is. phenomenally delicious.


Expat life has it’s ups and downs, but mostly I walk around with doe-eyes trying to take everything in- especially when I lived in Korea. I can’t even begin to imagine what life in Bangkok must be like. Let along doing all of that doe-eyedness pregnant or with newborns. Jess, you rock.

And so does your Thai Shrimp Salad.


It was a no brainer to try out a Thai recipe. It’s my ultimate weak spot – Asian ingredients are totally foreign to me. There were so many recipes that had me squealing, particularly her quest for perfect pad thai. Next time, Jess!


Needless to say, I’ll be swinging by The Inquiring Chef again.

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Thai Shrimp Salad

By DellaCucinaPovera Published: July 7, 2014

    This is my favorite Secret Recipe Club post, to date. Whats SRC? It's a collective of bloggers seeking to try something from …



    1. Sauté the shrimp in vegetable oil over until cooked through, about 3-4 minutes. Drain any liquid and place in a mixing bowl.
    2. Add chili paste and lime juice until combined.
    3. Remove the stem from the kaffir leaves. Cut the leaves and lemongrass stalks into very thin slivers. Add kaffir, lemongrass, shallots and mint leaves to the shrimp and toss until combined.
    4. Serve immediately or chilled.

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      1. says

        Francesca – glad you liked the dish! I’m so excited to discover your beautiful blog. It’s always so wonderful to find other fellow expats around the world. Especially since it sounds like you have roots in Virginia/DC which is where we lived before Bangkok. I’ll be following along from now on!

        • says

          You just gave me the warm fuzzies. Indeed, I’m from DC (my parents live in Great Falls, va!) and often miss Ben’s Chili bowl, cheap Mexican food, and cherry blossoms. You’ve got another faithful follower over here, too :)

      2. says

        I LOVE all things Thai and shrimp, so this dish is looking mighty fine to me! Must go retrieve the recipe and make it a staple in my house!

      3. says

        I had Jess’ blog a few months back and LOVE it. :) I also love what you made from her blog! Thai food is one of our favorites.


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