Garlic, pork mince, green beans, fish sauce and chili. That’s all you need to make this lovely rich Thai basil pork recipe! You will just adore this Thai pork stir fry.
This Thai pork is yet another reason why I’m so fond of Asian cuisine.
I could truly eat it every day! The richness of fresh flavors is so overwhelming in Thai food recipes. It is so different from the classic European cuisine I grew up with and because of that I love Thai cuisine to bits.
Thai food is such a blessing for my European taste buds. They can handle a spice kick!
How often do you cook Thai at home for dinner?
I used to stick to curries a long time ago.
But since we extensively traveled around in Thailand a couple of years ago, I got to know Thai cuisine much better. I fact I’m making chicken satay skewers with homemade peanut sauce tomorrow!
Another recipe that make often, is green papaya salad or Thai som tum mamuang. That is if I can find green papaya or mango at my local Chinese supermarket.
Basil Pork (Thai Pork Stir Fry Recipe)
This basil pork recipe is pretty straight forward.
Pork mince, green beans, also a couple of well known condiments to spicy things up even more. However the only challenge quite often is the fact that Thai basil is not readily available around where I live here.
And finding a worthy alternative for Thai basil is an even harder challenge because Thai basil has a very particular peppery flavor. Before you say anything: it hasn’t got anything to do with the popular Italian basil we all know.
Do you like Thai recipes?
- 10,5 oz ground pork (300 g)
- 2 tsp garlic paste
- 4 tbsp shallot sliced
- 1 red chili chopped
- 1 tbsp fish sauce
- 2 tsp oyster sauce
- 1 tbsp soy sauce
- 1 tsp brown sugar or palm sugar
- 6 green beans chopped
- a handful fresh Thai basil
- vegetable oil
- Combine the fish sauce, oyster sauce, soy sauce, red chili pepper and palm (or brown) sugar until you get a nice marinade.
- Put it aside until needed later while the sugar dissolves. Then add the garlic paste and a splash of vegetable oil to a large non-stick pan.
- Put the pan over medium heat and fry the garlic paste for a minute. Stir constantly. Add the pork mince.
- Bake the mince for 4 to 5 minutes until browned and cooked. Break up any big lumps as you stir. Then add the chopped green beans.
- Stir well and cook for a minute. Pour in the fish sauce marinade.
- Stir the pork for another 2 minutes and then take the pan off the heat. Now stir in the freshly chopped Thai basil.
- Stir and then check the seasoning. Add more soy sauce, red chili or fish sauce to taste if necessary. Scoop the basil pork into bowls and serve.