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How to Make Easy Weeknight Thai Sausage |

How to Make Easy Weeknight Thai Sausage

  • Author: Sherri Pengjad
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


Wake up your boring weeknight dinners now! Not only is weeknight Thai sausage loaded with flavor, but also its Thai chili paste is packed with the spicy, zesty, savory, sweet notes too! 



Thai Chili Dipping Sauce

2 medium shallots, unpeeled

1 head of garlic, unpeeled

46 red or green fresh Thai chiles, depending on spice preference 

23 Tbsp. (to taste) fresh lime juice

1 Tbsp. finely chopped cilantro stems and leaves 

12 Tbsp. (to taste) fish sauce

12 tsp. (to taste) sugar

Thai Sausage

3 kaffir lime leaves, finely chopped

1 shallot, minced 

2 tsp minced garlic

2 tbsp lime juice 

2 tbsp fish sauce

2 tbsp to 1/4 cup Thai red curry paste, (depending on spicy preference) 

2 tsp sugar 

3 tbsp cilantro stems and leaves, minced 

1.5 lb ground pork, turkey or chicken


Broil the shallots, garlic and Thai chilis on a baking sheet for 6-10 minutes, or until blackened in spots. Or if you have a gas stove I’m jealous of you because you can just char them over your burner.


Peel the garlic, pepper and shallots, and coarsely chop. Add garlic, shallots and peppers to a stone mortar and pestle or food processor and pound or process until a smooth-ish paste. 


Add the lime juice, cilantro, fish sauce and sugar to taste. 


 Thai Sausage


Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl. 


Take about 2 tbsp. of mixture to form into a patty. 


Warm a few tablespoons of cooking oil of choice over medium high heat. Fry the Thai sausage patties until crispy on the outside and cooked to 165 degrees inside.


Serve with the dipping sauce, cabbage, or steamed veggies or choice and Thai sticky rice or jasmine rice.


If you are looking for additions or substitutions, like how to make it with Thai herbs, look above the post under the heading “Additions and Substitutions“.

  • Prep Time: 20
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Category: Thai
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Thai

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