Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Thai Basil Beef

This was a great use of my Thai Basil plant.  I also added some regular (Italian) basil to this.  This was a quick, easy and tasty dish.  I love the Thai flavors in this. 
Thai Basil Beef
adapted from Closet Cooking

1 pound ground beef
2 shallots, diced
1 red pepper, diced
4 cloves garlic, chopped
2 birds eye chilies, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons fish sauce (or soy sauce or tamari)
1 tablespoon palm sugar (or brown sugar)
1 lime, juice and zest
1 cup basil (preferably Thai basil)
2 green onions, thinly sliced

1.  Cook the ground beef and shallots in a large pan over medium-high heat until the meat is cooked, about 10 minutes.

2.  Add the red pepper, garlic and chilies and cook until fragrant, about 2-3 minutes. Add the fish sauce, sugar, lime and basil and cook until the basil just starts to wilt, about a minute. (Taste test and adjust to make sure that the balance of salty, sweet and sour is just right.)  Enjoy garnished with green onions!
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