I Ate This: Thai Basil with Lemongrass

It looks like “Nua/Gai Pad Krapao” (beef/chicken variants) is popular around the globe because Liore beat me to this recipe only two months ago! I made this dish for the first time myself last night and it was both easy and incredibly yum. Here’s what I used in addition to Liore’s ingredients in case you’re looking to add some extra vegetables and flavors to this excellent recipe:

  • Baby-corn x6, sliced in half
  • Okra x6, sliced in half
  • Green beans, chopped
  • Thai eggplants x4, quartered
  • A small handful of fresh green peppercorns
  • A small stalk of lemongrass and 4x Kaffir leaves (both to be removed before serving)
  • About 1.5dl (5 fl.oz) of meat/veggie stock

I started off frying the shallot, garlic, chilli, pepper, lemongrass and ginger for about 2mins before adding the rest of the vegetables. Stiry-fry for 5 more minutes before adding the meat/veggie stock and Kaffir leaves and let simmer for an additional 10-15mins. Once you added the meat and Thai basil towards the end, don’t forget to remove the stalk of lemongrass and Kaffir leaves. Optional: 2 spoonful of coconut milk before serving – I am a sucker for that stuff!

thainomsSyl writes over @ mmogypsy.com – a blog about video game design, MMOs, RPGs and high adventure. She also co-hosts the Battle Bards VGMusic podcast and can be contacted via twitter @Gypsy_syl.

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