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Thai Basil Beef

   

Thai Basil Beef Recipe

Thai Basil Beef Recipe

Stir fry briskly to avoid the beef from being overcooked and tough. You may substitute the beef with chicken or pork.

Serves: 2-3

Prep Time: 5 mins

Cook Time: 6 mins

Ingredients

  • 120g minced beef
  • 1 tbsp cooking oil
  • 4 garlic cloves peeled and finely chopped
  • 2 long beans ends trimmed and sliced to 5 cm length
  • 1 chilli padi finely sliced (adjust or omit to your liking)
  • 1 tbsp frozen vegetables (peas, carrots, corn) thawed
  • a few sweet basil leaves, torn roughly

(A) Seasonings

  • 1/2 tsp dark soy sauce
  • 1 tsp thai fish sauce
  • 50ml water

Directions

  1. Heat oil, add garlic and chilli, fry garlic till lightly brown and fragrant.
  2. Add long beans and stir fry for about 2 minutes. Then add beef and stir fry for a few seconds, using the spatula to break the minced beef to smaller pieces.
  3. Add (A) and thawed vegetables. Stir fry for a minute or until the beef is evenly coated in the dark sauce mixture and cooked.
  4. Add basil leaves and turn off the stove when the leaves are just withered and you can smell the aroma of the basil. Served with steamed rice.
                                           

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29 Responses to “Thai Basil Beef”

  1. mochachocolatarita — October 13, 2010 @ 6:12 pm

    normally, i order something like this for lunch…but i should really try making my own heheh

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  2. jo — October 13, 2010 @ 10:13 pm

    Absolutely yummy and I do so like this Thai dish. It’s looks as good as the dishes from a Thai restaurant.

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  3. daphne — October 14, 2010 @ 12:02 am

    My kind of meal!!! Love the addition of basil leaves and of course the colours that go with it!

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  4. JQ — October 14, 2010 @ 3:48 am

    May I know which brand of thai fish sauce do you use? Where do you buy it?

    I bought Knife Brand’s before, and it just doesn’t taste nice.

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  5. chewy — October 14, 2010 @ 4:46 am

    Looks great! Maybe you can try using holy basil instead of sweet basil. From what I’ve researched, holy basil is the one that is used for authentic thai versions and gives a distinctive flavor that sweet basil can’t beat!
    Unfortunately i haven’t tried yet, not easy to find holy basil in UK!

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  6. Clare @ Mrs Multitasker — October 14, 2010 @ 9:33 am

    Thanks wiffy what a terrific recipe! And I was just wondering what to do with my leftover basil and frozen mixed veggies. I’m going to make this tonight!

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  7. Brenda — December 29, 2010 @ 2:01 am

    Hi,

    Been looking through your blog for recipe as I’m a noob for cooking. Can I check with you, where can I buy parsley, basil & the instant cereal prawn mix? Would like to try some dishes with these ingredients. Also, may i ask what is pasta water?

    Your help will be greatly appreciated. :)

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