Thai Food Recipe: Ho Mok Talay (Seafood Curry)

Thai seafood curry with coconut - Homoktalay

Ho Mok Talay,  seafood curry, is one of the most popular Thai foods in Thailand.

Thai Food Recipe: Ho Mok Talay (Seafood Curry)


Group 1 Paste

2 lemongrass (sliced)
2 pieces galangal (cut finely)
2 red onions
1 clove garlic
2 tsp. shrimp paste
1 tsp. kaffir lime skin (sliced)
5 dried red chili peppers

Coconut meat

Group 2
1 cup cooked shrimp (peeled and de-veined) squid and cooked snapper meat (slice and take out the bone)
1 egg (beat)
½ cup thickest part of coconut cream
1 cup soft coconut meat (sliced)
2 tbsp. milk
½ cup sweet basil
2 tbsp. fish sauce
½ tsp. sugar


Cooking Instructions:

Making the paste by grounding everything in group 1 ingredients together.
Heat the pan and put olive oil. Then, add the paste and stir it for 30 sec.
Add coconut cream. Mix it together.

Now, put shrimp, squid and fish. Add fish sauce and sugar.

Lastly, put coconut meat and mix it with beat egg. Then add milk and sweet basil.
Serve it on coconut shell.

Dinner on this day, we got bored of having too much squid and shrimp all the time so I used fish. Also, we don’t like egg, we skipped it. 🙂

Sawasdee Ka - Joy

Author: Joy B

Sawasdee Ka! I'm Joy, the owner of Joy's Thai Food Recipe & Cooking blog. I have been cooking since I was little with my mom and aunts in northeast Thailand. I want to share my childhood Thai recipes with you. Please help me make this the best site I can by completing my survey! :) Joy To contact me use the email address below, or find me at Google+.

4 thoughts on “Thai Food Recipe: Ho Mok Talay (Seafood Curry)”

  1. Dear Joy, Tried your Ho Mok Talay recipe & enjoyed a most delicious meal! Do you also have the Curry Paste recipe for Nam yaa PHUKET?

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