most of these recipes will be for two, since that's my living situation... i hope the formatting doesn't suck. these were all collected over my many years on the internet.
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Thai Beef and Basil (spicy)
* 10-16 oz. thinly sliced beef or 16 oz. of ground beef 10-16 oz. thinly sliced beef or 16 oz. of ground beef
* 2 oz. fresh chopped Thai Basil leaves 2 oz. fresh chopped Thai Basil leaves
* 3 oz. fish sauce 3 oz. fish sauce
* 1/2 sliced white onion 1/2 sliced white onion
* 1 sliced bell peppers 1 sliced bell peppers
* 1.5 oz. Chili Sauce 1.5 oz. Chili Sauce
* 2 tablespoons of chopped garlic 2 tablespoons of chopped garlic
* **For really spicy Thai Beef and Basil use chopped mixed red & green chilis (prik ki nu) instead of chili sauce. ** **For really spicy Thai Beef and Basil use chopped mixed red & green chilis (prik ki nu) instead of chili sauce. **
1. Heat up your stir fry pan or your wok and a little bit of oil.
2. - If you don't have a wok then get one. They are like $30-50.
3. Add the garlic and cook for about 15 seconds to release the flavor.
4. - If you are a vampire do not add garlic.
5. Add the beef. Cook for 30 Seconds.
6. -If you are a vegetarian then you can use some marinated tofu.
7. Then add the vegetables along with the Thai Basil, cook for another 45 seconds. It will take longer for ground beef just cook it until lightly brown.
8. **Note to those who are not Asian or don't regularly cook with fish sauce. Fish sauce is ground up sardines. It give a very authentic flavor to your Thai dishes. You can reduce the fish sauce amounts by substituting half soy sauce if you wish. **
9. Now add the chili sauce and fish sauce.
10. De-glaze the the pan or wok with 3 oz of beef or chicken stock and serve over white rice.
11. If you find it is too spicy you can "cut" it with some palm sugar adding several tablespoons will help lessen the pain.