Thai starters

    Why go out for Thai when you can make these delicious Thai starters and snacks at home? From Thai fish cakes and tom yum soup to satay skewers, check out our selection of Thai recipes from home cooks like you.

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    32 reviews

    Fresh Thai fish cakes made with just a few simple ingredients and whichever fish you choose. These fish cakes make a great starter or light main, and be sure to serve them with a Thai dipping sauce.

    Recipe by: MEZZIE

    4 reviews

    These delicious fish cakes, made with fresh haddock and potatoes, are flavoured with lemongrass and coriander, and spiced with Thai red curry paste. They're served with a tangy lime and honey dipping sauce, and a lettuce, cucumber and mint salad, to make a tempting and nutritious first course.

    Recipe by: Norma MacMillan

    13 reviews

    King prawns are barbecued and served with a flavour-packed Thai-inspired vinaigrette, which also goes well with chicken, pork or lamb.

    Recipe by: Ryan Nomura

    68 reviews

    Chicken satay is taken to the next level with this easy homemade dipping sauce. Everyone loves Thai food, and this recipe will be a hit at your next dinner party or BBQ. Serve as a canapé or starter, or as part of a main course.

    Recipe by: HANZOtheRAZOR

    1 review

    Oven-baked crisps are not only healthier than those that are fried, their flavour is fresher and more concentrated too. Here, thin slices of beetroot and potato are baked in a hot oven to make dippers for a spicy South-east Asian mixture. If possible, slice the vegetables with a mandolin to ensure they are all an even thickness.

    Recipe by: Norma MacMillan

    1 review

    This Thai spicy chicken salad is one of my favourite ever Thai dishes that just keeps me going back every year. It is so quick so easy and it is great for BBQs, family dinners or parties. I hope you enjoy my recipe.

    Recipe by: Camoz10

    1 review

    Skewers of chicken marinated, grilled and served with a peanut dipping sauce and sweet cucumber and carrot dipping sauce. This can also be adapted to go with beef, pork and prawns. Makes a lovely starter to a Thai banquet. For the skewers I like to use metal flat sided ones or alternatively use bamboo skewers and soak in water before using.

    Recipe by: Samantha's Supper

    51 reviews

    This recipe is my version of Thai chicken satay. Chicken breasts are marinated, skewered and barbecued to perfection, before being served with a peanut sauce. These are really delicious. They do really well at informal dinner parties.

    Recipe by: ThaiChefMarty

    44 reviews

    The marinade is simply made using coconut milk, coriander and curry powder. The mini chicken fillets only need to marinate for half an hour, then you can thread it onto wooden skewers and char-grill or barbecue it. Great for a bbq party!

    Recipe by: STACEYLYNN0822

    45 reviews

    You can buy the rice paper spring roll wrappers in Asian shops. These rolls are not fried and taste best dipped in the hoisin peanut sauce. Delicious for a summer party.

    Recipe by: ALONGENECKER

    2 / 5

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