Spicy Thai Basil Stir Fry


Courtesy of Chef Jam Sanitchat, owner of Thai Fresh

Super easy

Spicy Thai Basil Stir Fry


For 2 Person(s)


  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 shallot (optional)
  • 1 pinches salt
  • 4 Thai chilies
  • 1 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 6 ounces minced chicken (or ground pork, beef, chopped  shrimp, fish fillets, or ground-up fried tofu)
  • 6 ounces green beans, mushrooms or long beans (optional)
  • 1 tablespoons light Thai soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoons dark Thai soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 1 pinches sugar
  • 1 handfuls Thai basil leaves

Spicy Thai Basil Stir Fry Directions

  1. Pound garlic, shallot (if using), salt and chilies into a paste with mortar and pestle, or puree in a food processor set to chop (add salt later if using the food processor).
  2. Heat a wok or pot over medium-high heat. Add oil and fry the paste for one minute. Add minced meat and continue to stir-fry for one minute.
  3. Add green beans and stir-fry until almost cooked. Add both soy sauces, fish sauce and sugar to taste. Sprinkle in Thai basil. Stir briefly until basil is soft, then remove from heat. Serve over rice.

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