Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Gai pad gaprao(Thai chicken,pork,prawn or beef with holy basil)

Gai pad gaprao

This is a quick and easy dish to make.


2 tablespoons chopped garlic

2 tablespoons chopped shallots

2 tablespoons chopped mixed red & green jalapeno peppers

1 teaspoon green peppercorns , whole.

1/4 cup fish sauce

2 tablespoons palm sugar

1 cup coarsely chopped basil leaves, add ground pepper if preferred

You can vary this recipe by adding a medium diced spanish onion or sliced green onions, or a combination.

1 pound ground or minced chicken


The garlic, shallots, peppers and peppercorns are ground together in a mortar and pestle. In a hot wok with a little cooking oil, briefly stir fry this paste to bring out the flavor and aroma. Add the remaining ingredients and continue to stir until the chicken is cooked through.ServingServe over Thai jasmine rice, or over a fried egg or egg crepe, placed on the rice. For dinner it goes well with the hot and sour tom yum soups, as well as curries and other Thai food.

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