Stir-fried pork with Thai basil ( pad ka prao )
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A simple easy to make recipe which amazingly delicious !
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: South-east Asian
Serves: 4
  • 200g minced pork
  • 5 small shallots (sliced)
  • 3 garlic chopped
  • 5 Thai red chillies
  • 2 table spoon oil
  • 1 cup of Thai basil leaves ( or Sweet basil)
  • Sauce :
  • 2 table spoon soy sauce ( I've used naturally brewed soy sauce, I find it slightly different in taste from the other types.)
  • 1 table spoon oyster sauce
  • 2 table spoon fish sauce
  • 1½ table spoon sugar ( I've used brown sugar)
  1. Marinate the mince with 1/4 sauce mix for at least an hour. If not at least till you prep other ingredients.
  2. Bring a wok ( a large kadai) to smoking hot and add oil to it.
  3. Immediately add garlic and chilli and shallots, saute continuously for a minute. Do not allow to burn.
  4. Add in the marinated mince and cook till the mince is almost done. Since it's minced meat it'll take only a few minutes to cook.
  5. When the mince is almost done add in the remaining sauce mix.
  6. Stir and mix till the sauce is absorbed in the mince. Careful not to dry out the meat.
  7. Switch off the fire and add the basil leaves. The residual heat is enough to cook the basil.
  8. Enjoy !
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