While skimming their site, this recipe for Thai Shrimp Salad caught my attention. I’m fairly new to Thai flavors and LOVE them but rarely get a chance to indulge. It’s slightly out of The Husband’s ethnic food comfort zone so we don't often.
Then again so was sushi until a few years ago, so I have hope!
I do try to sneak Thai in with friends whenever I get a chance, but in the meantime I think should start to experiment with their flavors more at home. I used the Thai Shrimp Salad recipe on LaaLoosh as inspiration to make my own spicy Thai dressing with what I had on hand. It came out fantastic and really turned a boring salad into something super flavorful and satisfying.
Here’s what I did...
- ½ tbsp peanut butter (8g)
- ½ tbsp honey (10g)
- 1 tsp rice vinegar
- 1 tsp olive oil (I was out of sesame oil or I would have used it)
- ½ tsp red pepper flakes (or less to taste; mine was SUPER spicy)
- 2 tsp soy sauce
- 1 tsp lime juice
Whisk all the ingredients together and let it sit while you pull together a salad.
For my salad I used:
- A pile of mixed greens
- A handful of raw sugar snap peas
- Red pepper strips
- 1 frozen breaded chicken breast, defrosted in the microwave
I just piled everything on a plate and drizzled the dressing on top.
So pretty and SO tasty. I just love whipping up my own dressings. It's an easy way to get more creative in the kitchen.
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