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Dancing Shrimp: Favorite Thai Recipes for Seafood

by Kasma Loha-unchit

Kasma's first cookbook was It Rains Fishes: Legends, Traditions and the Joys of Thai Cooking.

coverDancing Shrimp, published by Simon & Schuster is a book of Kasma's favorite Thai Recipes for Seafood including both traditional Thai recipes and Kasma's original recipes. It contains a wealth of information on how to work with a variety of fish, shellfish and mollusks. One chapter contains detailed information about all of the ingredients used in the book – Kasma's husband thinks this chapter alone makes the book worth owning. As with her previous book, It Rains Fishes, the detailed cooking methods,instructions and recipes are woven into a tapestry of cultural imagery, folklore and personal impressions of the country where Kasma grew up.

Dancing Shrimp: Favorite Thai Recipes For Seafood by: Kasma Loha-unchit, Simon & Schuster, October 2000 (304 pages, $30.00), Hardcover, ISBN: 0-684-86272-7. Now out of print. (Try Amazon for a used copy.)

I have been a fan of Kasma Loha-unchit's since first reading her award-winning It Rains Fishes. In Dancing Shrimp she once again gives us a jewel with enchanting prose, extensive information, and delightful recipes.

         – Nina Simonds, author of A Spoonful of Ginger

See also  Reviews of Dancing Shrimp.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction – The Story of Dancing Shrimp
  2. Thai Cooking Basics (includes Cooking "to Taste")
  3. A Seafood Culture
  4. Preserved Foods and Flavoring Ingredients from the Sea – Sample selection.
  5. Ingredients and Tips for Selection and Preparation – Sample selection.
  6. Techniques and Equipment
  7. Fish (including recipes – see below)
  8. Crustaceans (including recipes – see below)
  9. Mollusks (including recipes – see below)

There are a total of 92 recipes.

Fish recipes include:

Crustacean recipes include:

  • Hot-and-Sour Shrimp Salad with Roasted Chilli Sauce, Lemon Grass and Mint
  • Crispy Shrimp-and-Crab Toast with Sesame Seeds Served with Sweet-and-Sour Plum Sauce
  • Dancing Shrimp
  • Country-Style Hot-and-Sour Prawn Soup with Aromatic Herbs and Oyster Mushrooms
  • Savory Shrimp Cakes Served with Sweet-and-Sour Cucumber Relish
  • Charcoal-Grilled Jumbo Prawns or Lobster Tails Topped with Sour Tamarind Sauce
  • Hot-and-Sour Lemon Grass Tiger Prawns
  • Fried Crab Cakes
  • Black-Peppered Crab with Roasted Spices

Mollusk and Mixed Seafood Dishes include:

Order Information:

Dancing Shrimp is currently out of print. It originally was published in Fall 2000 by Simon & Schuster. The cover price was $30.00 (hardcover) plus state sales tax, where applicable. (Try Amazon for a used copy.)

Go on to read Reviews of Dancing Shrimp.

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