Thai Basil


Asian cooking week continues here in the NH household.  My basil crop out on the porch is going gangbusters this year and I needed a good recipe to use up some of the tops of the plants before they even think about flowering.  So, this was a simple recipe to accomplish that goal while making Mrs. NH incredibly happy.  This is her favorite Thai dish and I managed to make it just to her liking.  I’ll admit, it was excellent.

Thai Basil
Saute on medium-hi heat:
3 chicken breasts frozen and sliced as thin as you can (I freeze them first)
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 tablespoon sesame oil
3 garlic cloves, chopped
2 small spicy red chilis (I use the ones the Asian markets have)

Then add these:
splash of water
2 tablespoons Asian fish sauce (naam pla)
1 tablespoon sugar
2 tablespoons soy sauce
ground black pepper

Finish it up with these:
2 cups loosely packed fresh basil
1 squeezed lime

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