As soon as the weather starts to warm up, we find ourselves craving a new Thai recipe. When we think about it, this totally makes sense: these frequently (but not always) spicy, brightly sour, mostly vegetable-based dishes originated in a hot, jungle-y climate. The chiles make you sweat a bit, the citrus refreshes your palate and no matter how much we eat, we never feel like we need to take a nap the way we do with heavier foods. You remember how we went on and on about Thai food's perfect complement, Thai iced tea, right?

We love the heavy use of limes, chiles, lemongrass, ginger, mint, cilantro and fish sauce present in a lot of these recipes. Sometimes we find ourselves lending Thai flavors to dishes where they don't traditionally exist, just because we can't get enough. Living in New York, we have access to incredible Thai restaurants, but you know how we get -- we like to make our own at home too! We've rounded up a few of our favorite Thai and Thai-inspired recipes, including a few from Pok Pok's Chef Andy Ricker. What's your favorite Thai recipe?

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  • Thai Iced Coffee

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.steamykitchen.com/16139-thai-iced-coffee-recipe.html" target="_blank">Thai Iced Coffee recipe from Steamy Kitchen</a></strong>

  • Tom Yum Goong

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://rasamalaysia.com/tom-yum-recipe/" target="_blank">Tom Yum Goong recipe from Rasa Malaysia</a></strong>

  • Thai Chicken Coconut Soup (Tom Ka Gai)

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.steamykitchen.com/3133-thai-chicken-coconut-soup-tom-ka-gai.html" target="_blank">Thai Chicken Coconut Soup (Tom Ka Gai) recipe from Steamy Kitchen</a></strong>

  • Spicy Green Papaya Salad

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/spicy-green-papaya-salad_n_1058711.html" target="_blank">Spicy Green Papaya Salad</a> recipe</strong>

  • Thai Green Bean Salad

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://food52.com/recipes/4768-thai-green-bean-salad" target="_blank">Thai Green Bean Salad recipe from Food52</a></strong>

  • Thai Crab And Green Mango Salad

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/thai-crab-and-green-mango_n_1058743.html" target="_blank">Thai Crab and Green Mango Salad</a> recipe</strong>

  • Grilled Quick-Brined Jumbo Shrimp

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/grilled-quick-brined-jumb_n_1058459.html" target="_blank">Grilled Quick-Brined Jumbo Shrimp</a> recipe</strong> When Pok Pok's Andy Ricker gives us Thai recipes, we listen. We listen good.

  • Chicken And Lemongrass Dumplings

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/chicken-and-lemongrass-du_n_1058287.html" target="_blank">Chicken and Lemongrass Dumplings</a> recipe</strong>

  • Thai Fish Cakes (Tod Mun Pla)

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://food52.com/recipes/12329-thai-fish-cakes-tod-mun-pla" target="_blank">Thai Fish Cakes (Tod Mun Pla) recipe from Food52</a></strong>

  • Piquillo Pepper Num Pangs

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/piquillo-pepper-num-pangs_n_1058616.html" target="_blank">Piquillo Pepper Num Pangs</a> recipe</strong>

  • Thai Green Curry Hot Wings

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/thai-green-curry-hot-wing_n_1058744.html" target="_blank">Thai Green Curry Hot Wings</a> recipe</strong>

  • Thai Basil Squid

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://rasamalaysia.com/thai-basil-squid/" target="_blank">Thai Basil Squid recipe from Rasa Malaysia</a></strong>

  • Pad Kee Mao

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://peegaw.tumblr.com/post/18598995288/making-thai-drunken-noodles-pad-kee-mao" target="_blank">Pad Kee Mao recipe from Notions & Notations of a Novice Cook</a></strong>

  • Yum Woon Sen (Thai Noodle Salad With Shrimp)

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://rasamalaysia.com/yum-woon-sen-thai-noodles-salad-with-shrimp/" target="_blank">Yum Woon Sen (Thai Noodle Salad With Shrimp)</a> recipe from Rasa Malaysia</strong>

  • Thai Fried Rice

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.aspicyperspective.com/2011/07/wanderlust-and-breakfast-fried-rice.html" target="_blank">Thai Fried Rice recipe from A Spicy Perspective</a></strong>

  • Eggplant Green Curry

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/eggplant_green_curry/" target="_blank">Eggplant Green Curry recipe from Simply Recipes</a></strong>

  • Cashew And Chickpea Curry

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.macheesmo.com/2013/01/cashew-and-chickpea-curry/" target="_blank">Cashew and Chickpea Curry recipe from Macheesmo</a></strong>

  • Steamed Sole And Green Vegetables With Thai Style Coconut Sauce

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/steamed-sole-and-green-ve_n_1057621.html" target="_blank">Steamed Sole and Green Vegetables with Thai Style Coconut Sauce</a> recipe</strong>

  • Thai-Style Grilled Short Ribs With Spicy Dipping Sauce

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://food52.com/recipes/8616-thai-style-grilled-short-ribs-with-spicy-dipping-sauce" target="_blank">Thai-Style Grilled Short Ribs with Spicy Dipping Sauce from Food52</a></strong>

  • Grilled Pork Tenderloins With Vegetable Curry

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/grilled-pork-tenderloins-_n_1058456.html" target="_blank">Grilled Pork Tenderloins with Vegetable Curry</a> recipe</strong>

  • Red Curry Bison Short Ribs With Baby Bok Choy

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/red-curry-bison-short-rib_n_1061936.html" target="_blank">Red Curry Bison Short Ribs with Baby Bok Choy</a> recipe</strong>

  • Warm Flank Steak Salad With Mint And Cilantro

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/warm-flank-steak-salad-wi_n_1058780.html" target="_blank">Warm Flank Steak Salad with Mint and Cilantro</a> recipe</strong>

  • Coconut Mango Sticky Rice

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.coconutsandcardamom.com/coconut-mango-sticky-rice/" target="_blank">Coconut Mango Sticky Rice recipe from Coconuts & Cardamom</a></strong>

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