Home Cooking 14

Thai Shrimp Basil (split from General Chowhounding Topics)

chef chicklet | Mar 29, 200801:52 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.

Want to stay up to date with this post?
Log In or Sign Up to comment

Recommended From CH