Crispy Thai Prawn Omelette Recipe

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Homemade Prawn Omelette is one of our favourite quick & easy egg recipes to cook at home when craving a tasty vacation to Thailand.

This traditional Prawn Omelette recipe, also known as Shrimp Omelette, features common ingredients you’ll find in your pantry and is ready to serve in under 30 minutes!

You’ll love cooking our flavourful seafood omelette recipe featuring eggs, sesame oil, Maggi sauce, oyster sauce, fish sauce, raw prawns or shrimp, spicy red chili, beansprouts, cilantro and lime.

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Travel to Thailand by Cooking Prawn Omelette at Home

I love traveling to Asia.

My first visit had me living in South Korea for a year as a teacher and it’s where I was first introduced to fermented vegetables like kimchi.

After my contract ended in Seoul I travelled throughout southeast Asia for 6 months, visiting India, Indonesia, Japan, Philippines, Vietnam, Myanmar, Malaysia, Cambodia, Laos, Singapore, Macau and the Maldives.

On my first visit I spent over a month backpacking through Thailand. I’ve revisited Thailand two times since as a food and travel journalist and always love to discover new regional dishes. Over the years I’ve explored Thai destinations such as Ko Phi Phi, Krabi, Chiang Khong, Chang Mai, Sukothai and Bangkok.

What I found most fascinating is Thailand’s distinct regional food cultures. Much like the regional cuisines found in GermanyItaly or Spain, each town in Thailand had its own local speciality.

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Thai Prawn Omelette recipe ingredients.
Thai Prawn Omelette recipe ingredients.

Where To Eat Traditional Thai Prawn Omelette Recipe

If you live in a large city in Canada or America you’ll likely have access to a local Thai restaurant that serves authentic Prawn Omelette.

Haven’t traveled to Thailand before? It may be helpful to first sample traditional omelette at a local Thai restaurant to better understand how the dish is served. You can assess the best prawn to egg ratio, how much of the omelette to serve on each plate and favourite garnishes and side dishes to serve at the table.

I spent months researching the best Thai restaurants in Toronto, visiting popular restaurants that serve authentic Thai dishes such as Sabai Sabai, Sukothai, Khao San Road, Pai, Kiin, Bangkok Garden, Mengrai Thai and Favorites Thai BBQ. If you’re looking to feast on a yummy Thai Prawn Omelette recipe in Toronto try visiting one of these award-winning restaurants for inspiration.

Prepare Prawn Omelette recipe in a large nonstick skillet.
Prepare Prawn Omelette recipe in a large nonstick skillet.

My Family Loves Thai Prawn Omelette

I love cooking Thai food for my family!

I knew my family would love this quick & easy Thai Prawn Omelette recipe because my parents love egg dishes and their favourite seafood is shrimp.

While omelettes are traditionally served at breakfast or brunch in North America and Europe, most Asian cultures serve omelettes at lunch or dinner.

If you’re hosting friends or family for a Thai-themed dinner party this Prawn Omelette recipe is an excellent side dish to be serve alongside rice and curry. We also love to serve the dish as a light lunch all on it’s own.

Flip the omelette into a halfmoon shape before serving.
Flip the omelette into a halfmoon shape before serving.

Health Benefits

Our homemade Thai Prawn Omelette recipe is packed full of healthy ingredients!

A rich source of phytochemicals and vitamin C, limes help boost your immune system and neutralize free radicals that cause disease and skin aging. Lemons also protect against heart disease and help improve blood flow to the brain.

Eggs contain two vital nutrients that are not present in many foods: iodine and vitamin D. Eggs are also rich in tissue-building protein and vitamin B12, which helps your body manufacture blood cells.

A good source of bone-strengthening vitamin K, cilantro is also rich in antioxidants that help protect the eyes from damage by free radicals. 

Chili has been proven to help reduce the duration of sickness, prevent heart disease, and promote weight loss. 

A useful source of copper, calcium, manganese, and phosphorus, sesame help support circulatory, digestive and skeletal health.

Seafood is a high-protein food that is low in calories, total fat, and saturated fat. High in vitamins and minerals, seafood has been shown to have numerous health benefits including decreasing the risk of heart attack, stroke, obesity, and hypertension.

Serve Thai Prawn Omelette with fresh lime, chopped cilantro and Sweet Chili Sauce.
Serve Thai Prawn Omelette with fresh lime, chopped cilantro and Sweet Chili Sauce.

Cooking Tips

This healthy Prawn Omelette recipe is quick and easy to make at home.

  • We suggest using a large nonstick skillet to fry each omelette, one at a time. This will ensure the egg does not stick to the bottom of the pan and can be easily flipped and served.
  • If you want to add additional spicy heat to the dish feel free to serve with Thai Chili Jam.
  • We’ve used large prawns in this recipe and then sliced them in half before adding them to the omelette. You could use small shrimp instead and avoid having to slice the seafood.
  • We enjoy eating this Thai egg dish all on it’s own but you can serve it with steamed rice, noodles or your favourite curry.
We love serving Thai Prawn Omelette as a light lunch with steamed rice.
We love servingThai Prawn Omelette as a light lunch with steamed rice.

What To Serve with Thai Prawn Omelette

We love serving this healthy Prawn Omelette recipe as a light lunch or as a side dish at a large Thai feast.

If you’re hosting a large dinner party or Thai-inspired potluck you might want to serve our Prawn Omelette with other dishes from Thailand like Thai Pork Rib Soup with Vermicelli, Egg Tofu Soup with Pork Meatballs, Grabong Northern Thai Pumpkin Fritters, Gai Pad Med Mamuang Thai Cashew Chicken, Gaeng Masaman Beef Curry, Nam Tok Authentic Thai “Waterfall Beef” Salad, Gaeng Keow Wan Thai Green Curry Chicken, Thai Pork & Beef Mince Curry Khua Kling, Chiang Mai Noodles “Khao Soi”, Pad Kra Pao Thai Basil Stir-Fry and Thai Beef and Pumpkin Curry.

After dinner why not dazzle your guests with one of our popular desserts such as Oat Flour Cookies with Chocolate Chips, Dark Chocolate Lindt Lindor Cookies, Maraschino Cherry Cupcakes Recipe or Cinnamon Babka.

This authentic Prawn Omelette is our favourite egg dish from Thailand.
This authentic Prawn Omelette is our favourite egg dish from Thailand.

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Now you’re an expert on how to make the best Thai Prawn Omelette recipe!

How To Make The Best Thai Prawn Omelette Recipe

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Thai Prawn Omelette

How to make traditional Thai Prawn Omelette. The easy healthy egg dish from Thailand is served with lime, cilantro and sweet chili sauce.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Thai
Keyword: Prawn Omelette
Servings: 1
Calories: 408kcal

Equipment

  • mixing bowl
  • whisk
  • Nonstick Skillet
  • measuring cups
  • measuring spoons
  • French knife
  • Spatula Flipper

Ingredients

  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/2 tsp Sesame Oil
  • 1/2 tsp Maggi Sauce
  • 1/2 tsp Oyster Sauce
  • 1/2 tsp Fish Sauce
  • 80 g Prawns
  • 1 tbsp Canola Oil
  • 1/2 Red Chili deseeded and finely sliced
  • 1/4 cup Bean Sprouts
  • Kosher Salt and Pepper
  • 1 tsp Cilantro
  • Lime Wedge garnish

Instructions

  • Beat the eggs, sesame oil, Maggi Sauce, Oyster Sauce and Fish Sauce in a mixing bowl with a whisk and set aside.
  • Slice the prawns in half.
  • Heat canola oil in a small nonstick skillet over high heat. Add the red chili, bean sprouts and prawns and fry for 30 seconds. Turn the heat down to low, then add the beaten eggs and swirl for a minute, adding a pinch of salt and pepper to taste. Fold the omelette over with a spatula and slide onto a plate.
  • Serve with lime wedge and cilantro. Serve hot.

Nutrition

Calories: 408kcal | Carbohydrates: 11.5g | Protein: 32.5g | Fat: 26.9g | Saturated Fat: 4.6g | Cholesterol: 496mg | Sodium: 976mg | Potassium: 529mg | Fiber: 1.6g | Sugar: 3.8g | Calcium: 146mg | Iron: 3mg

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