Intro: Thai Basil Beef
This dish is so flavourful and appetising that it goes perfectly well with a bowl of steaming hot white rice. However, I like to serve it with my version of fried pineapple rice that has extra fruit and vegetables to make it a balanced meal.
INGREDIENTS (serves 2)
300g minced beef (alternatives: minced pork/chicken)
3 cloves garlic (chopped)
4 shallots (chopped)
1 tbsp cooking oil 2-3 bird's eye chill (adjust to taste)
1 bunch of basil leaves
~ Sauces~ (mix well)
1.25 tbsp fish sauce
1.5 tbsp sugar
0.5 tsp dark soy sauce
0.5 tsp kecap manis
0.5 tsp white pepper
Step 1: Fry Garlic & Shallots
Heat cooking oil in a wok or frying pan over high heat. Add chopped garlic and shallots and fry until fragrant.
Step 2: Cook Beef
Add minced beef and cook until meat turns brown.
Step 3: Add Sauce Mixture
Add sauce mixture and mix until beef is evenly browned.
Step 4: Add Bird's Eye Chili
Add bird's eye chili and stir briefly.
Step 5: Add Basil Leaves
Turn off the heat and stir in basil leaves. Transfer to a serving plate and serve hot.
*turning off the heat helps to enhance the fragrance from the basil leaves.