Pad krapow moo, Thai stir-fried pork with basil and veggies
I love this really tasty Thai dish that is easy to make for me. I always use sweet basil in the place of holy basil that isn’t easily accessible, this delicious meal has a great earthy flavor in it thanks to the basil. And you can use beef or chicken instead of pork. It’s perfect for a one-dich-meal over rice and a bento main dish.
Author: Ryoko Yunoki
- 100g thickly slice pork, cut into strips
- ½ bunch basil, stripped from the stem and washed
- 1-1 and ½ cups vegetables, cut into strips, like onion, bell peppers, green beans
- 1 tbsp ginger, cut into thinly strips
- 1 tsp soy sauce
- 1 tsp fish sauce
- ½-1 brown sugar
- 1-2 tbsps vegetable oil
- In a small bowl, combine the soy sauce, fish sauce and sugar. And stir well to dissolve the sugar.
- In a frying pan, add oil over the medium-high heat. Add ginger and cook for 1 minute or until lightly brown ad fragrant.
- Add the pork and stir fry until almost cooked and then remove from the pan and set aside.
- Add a little oil and veggies and cook until slightly tender.
- Put the pork pack in the pan and add sauce mixture and half the basil. Stir well until leaves are wilted.
- Sprinkle dashes of pepper to taste.
- Remove from the heat, add the remaining basil leaves and stir in well.
- Serve immediately with steam rice