To ensure a healthy lifestyle, just exercising alone isn’t sufficient as we also have to consume a healthy diet. Moderation should be practised and skipping meals is not recommended as our body still requires nutrients and energy to do work everyday.
One of the few ways is to reduce eating foods that are oily, high in sugar and sodium content. Salads are also a healthy dish that can be included in the diet as it is mostly made of vegetables and fruits. There are many types of salad in the world such as fruit salad, Caesar salad, and Cobb salad.
There is also a type of salad which is a Thai dish called Thai seafood salad which is suitable for those that want to eat healthy and also delicious food. The presence of seafood in the salad makes it unique and adds a different texture to the dish.
What is Thai Seafood Salad?
Although there are many kinds of salad from Western countries, Thailand also has their own kind of salad. It is prepared and made to suit the local palate. The people of Thailand are used to incorporating seafood into their cuisine and that is why the Thai version of salad is a seafood salad.
The vegetables that are commonly added into the salad include cucumber, onion and chilli. Nevertheless, the star of the dish is the seafood such as shrimp, scallop, and squid. It is healthy because it does not require cooking with oil. The dish is simple and is perfect to accompany the main course for any meal times.
Seafood contains protein, vitamins and minerals that are required by our body. It is beneficial to eat seafood because most of them contain omega-3 fatty acid. Omega-3 fatty acid is beneficial because it helps to reduce the chance of heart attack, improves skin condition and enhances our immune system. Therefore, this salad is not only delicious but is also a healthy option for us who want to take care of our diet.
How to make Thai Seafood Salad?
It is not surprising that once you taste the dish, you would want to try to make it at home. With cheap ingredients and fast preparation time, you would definitely be satisfied with making this delicious salad yourself. With full control of the ingredients, you are able to add as much as seafood as you wish.
Firstly, you would need fresh seafood, such as shrimps, squids, and scallops. Wash them thoroughly under running water. Discard the unnecessary parts and shell the shrimp. After that, cook all the seafood in a pot of boiling water for a few minutes. Let it simmer and remove the seafood out from the pan.
Next, you have to mix lime juice, fish sauce, and chilli together as the dressing. Slice some cucumbers and onions. The last part of making this salad is to combine all the ingredients together in a large bowl which includes the seafood, vegetables, and dressing. You can add some herbs for additional taste to the salad.
Where can I get Thai Seafood Salad
Almost all restaurants that serve Thai cuisines have seafood salad in their menu. You can simply go to any nearby Thai restaurant and order this. I can guarantee you will want more. Absolute Thai is a famous restaurant among Malaysians mostly because it serves Halal food and it has many branches.
You can find the restaurant in most of huge and new shopping malls in the city. People always go there to have lunch or dinner with families or friends. If you are unable to visit the restaurant, just order from foodpanda and wait for your food to arrive.