Types of Recipes graphic

More tasty Thai recipes

Try one of the many authentic Thai recipes, and others from around the world at flavour.ca
Bookmark and Share

Thai Kitchen Recipes

Seafood with Basil

(Pad Kee Mao Talay)

This recipe is for one of the favorite dishes of the Thai people. It will serve 6 with rice in a multi-course shared family-style meal.

  • Cook Time:5 minutes
  • Prep Time:20 minutes
  • Level of Difficulty:medium


8 mussels in the shell

1/2 (250 g) pound halibut fillet, cut into 1 1/2-inch chunks

1/3 pound (167 g) sea scallops

1/3 pound (167 g) large shrimp, peeled, deveined and butterflied

10 to 15 fresh Thai chiles (prik kee noo), thinly sliced

12 to 15 cloves garlic or 1 large head garlic, chopped

1 teaspoon (5 mL) minced cilantro roots or stems

2 tablespoons (30 mL) vegetable oil

2 shallots, thinly sliced

1 tablespoon (15 mL) Chinese oyster flavored sauce

1 tablespoon (15 mL)Thai Kitchen® Premium Fish Sauce or to taste

1 teaspoon (5 mL) sugar

1 cup (250 mL) holy basil leaves (bai gra pao), flower buds may also be used

1 red jalapeno pepper, cut into long slivers with seeds

1 tablespoon (15 mL) whole green peppercorns (optional)

Cooked Thai Kitchen® Jasmine Rice


PREPARE the seafood. Rinse, drain well and pat dry.

POUND the Thai chiles, garlic and cilantro roots with a mortar and pestle until it forms a paste. (Or use a blender or food processor).

HEAT oil in large skillet or wok on high heat. Add chile paste mixture and shallots; stir fry 30 seconds or until fragrant. Add mussels; stir fry 30 seconds. Add fish; stir fry 15 to 20 seconds. Add scallops and shrimp; stir fry 1 minute or just until shrimp turns pink. Add oyster sauce, fish sauce and sugar; stir fry 30 seconds. Add basil, slivered jalapeno and peppercorns; stir fry 1 minute or until basil is wilted.

SERVE with cooked Jasmine Rice.

From Thailand, to every land, find your favourite international recipes at Flavour.ca