Thai style Seafood Salad (Yam Tha-lay)

Seafood salad or Thai called "Yam Tha-lay" Every bite of this seafood salad offers a taste-explosion of Thai flavors! At the same time, the dressing never overpowers the fresh taste of the seafood, but rather brings out all of its natural succulence. While nearly every nation bordering an ocean has its own type of seafood salad, you'll definitely find this Thai version to be one of the best! Makes a great appetizer, side dish, or even a main course.

  • 200 g white prawns
  • 100 g shelled mussels
  • 100 g squid
  • 4 steamed crab sculls
  • 10 hot chillies
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 3 tbsp. lime juice
  • 2 tbsp. fish sauce
  • 1/2 cup Chinese celery, cut short
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • lettuce, onion
  • Fresh vegetable for side dish
  • Wash the lettuce, onion, then slice and arrange on a serving dish
  • Shell vein and wash the prawns reserving the meat only. Clean and wash the squid and cut into bite-size pieces and score them attractively. Immerse in boiling water, the prawn, the squid, and the mussels, for one minute.
  • Arrange the shell-fish and steamed crab sculls on the big bowl.
  • Pound the chillies and garlic well in a mortar mix with the lime juice, fish sauce and sugar and taste.
  • Pour over the shell-fish and celery, toss gently, then arrange on the serving dish and serve with fresh vegetable.


Sapuche said…
All of your photos make your food look so delicious! With all the seafood in the dish, it really looks like my style of eating. Especially with the fish sauce that you use. Light and healthy, yet also really flavorful! Thanks for sharing this, Tan!
Alice said…
Looks delicious!
Jan said…
Great photos and a lovely recipe Tan!
Anonymous said…
I can only imagine how good this tastes, well, I better stop guessing and get the ingredients and find out for myself.

Thanks for sharing!
Banana Blossom said…
Hello Tan,
This salad looks delicious. I will surely try it. I also LOVE your many other recipes here at your kitchen, they are all great inspiration for me.
Tan.wiratchada said…
Hi Sapuche! Thank you for a very nice comment and as always you do. I much appreciate for all.:D

Hi Demitri's, thank you for stopping by.:)

Hi Alice, thank you for stopping in and comment.:)

Hi Jan, thank you for lovely comment too.

Hi oysterculture, thank you for stopping in with lovely comment also.

Hi Banana Blossom, thank you for stopping in and lovely comment also Congret! for your new address also.:)

Welcome Bhavesh and thanks for stopping in.

All the best,
Sweetiepie said…
This salad is so simple and elegant.Great for appetizer :)
Anonymous said…
Hi Tan,

I'm really glad that I found your blog - great recipes, and I love Thai cooking, and eating, too!

Just an idea: Could you write the names of the dishes in Thai script, too? The English transcription is sometimes difficult to understand, and I would like very much to know the *real* name.


Greetings from Berlin, Germany,

Julian Si said…
Great blog :-) I feature BKK and Pattaya on my little blog too! Cheers...
Tan.wiratchada said…
Hi Sweetiepie, Thanks for stopping in with comment.

Dear visitor, welcome to my page and thank you very much for a nice comment and good idea.:)

Hi Julian Si, welcome to my page too. You have a nice blog too. Thanks for stopping in.:)

All the best to all.
Chowdown said…
I love seafoods. I will try to make this tonight. Thanks