Ever since I visited Thailand a few months back, I couldn’t forget that I should try to cook Basil Pork. The dish was available in every Thai restaurant in Bangkok. One time I ordered it, I loved it so much but I just couldn’t eat it because they put too much chili in it. So I said, I’ll make sure I’ll cook this at home with the right amount of spiciness.
The only difficult action step for me was to find basil leaves. The cooking itself was a breeze and the result? Much much better! This will be in my menu when I setup a Thai-themed dinner for my friends. So here’s my recipe for Basil Pork. 😃
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 6 cloves garlic minced
- 3 pieces siling labuyo (bird's eye chili) minced
- 1/2 kilo ground pork
- 3 tbsp soy sauce
- 2.5 tbsp fish sauce
- 1 tsp brown sugar
- 1 cup fresh basil leaves
- 1 piece red bell pepper sliced
- 1 piece green bell pepper sliced
In a wok, heat oil.
Add garlic and siling labuyo. Cook until garlic is aromatic.
add ground pork and cook until ground pork color turns light brown.
add soy sauce and fish sauce. Saute for another 2 minutes.
add sugar, basil leaves and bell peppers. Cook for another 5 minutes.
remove from heat and serve on a plate. Enjoy!
Inspired by Panlasang Pinoy.
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