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Thai Shrimp Basil

Thai Shrimp Basil (split from General Chowhounding Topics)

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Thai Shrimp Basil (split from General Chowhounding Topics)

chef chicklet | Mar 29, 2008 01:52 PM

Thai Shrimp Basil

¾ - 1 lb medium tiger shrimp

4 cloves of garlic minced
1 stalk lemon grass crushed, sliced fine and chopped very fine – tender part only/or lime juice and zest
1 inch grated ginger - galangal root unavailable
2 T fish sauce or to taste
3 Thai chilies – Serrano work
2 T soy sauce
1 T water
1 ½ Tsp sugar
1 medium white onion – sliced thin
1 cup basil – chopped

Vegetable oil
In a med bowl mix the soy, water, fish sauce , lemon grass and sugar – let shrimp marinate 10 minutes

1.Heat a couple of tablespoons oil in the wok, add the onion and stir fry 2 minutes, add the ginger, garlic and the peppers- cook 30 seconds
2. Using a slotted spoon remove the shrimp from the marinade and place in the wok stir fry 3 minutes do not completely cook the shrimp
3. Add the remaining marinade and cook another 30 seconds,
4. Remove from the wok and stir in the basil – serve over Jasmine rice, Garnish with more basil/
Serve over Jasmine rice
This is pretty hot. So cut back on the chilies for less heat if they bother you.

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