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How to cook spicy thai basil ground meat (gai pad krapow)

This is the thai food i eat the most at thai restaurant, I decided to give it a try make it at home. Make this after getting a basil plant from trader joe and found this recipe from Rasa Malaysia.

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STEPS
INGREDIENTS
Prepare all ingredient. Use 1 big bunch of Thai basil leaves (stems removed).

Prepare all ingredient. Use 1 big bunch of Thai basil leaves (stems removed).

6 bird\u2019s eye chilies (chopped and pounded with a mortar and pestle) or 1-2 fresh jalapeno cut into slivers.

6 bird’s eye chilies (chopped and pounded with a mortar and pestle) or 1-2 fresh jalapeno cut into slivers.

Add oil into a heated wok, follow by chopped garlic and shallots. Stir fry the garlic and shallots until aromatic, then add the meat into the wok.

Add oil into a heated wok, follow by chopped garlic and shallots. Stir fry the garlic and shallots until aromatic, then add the meat into the wok.

Use the spatula to quickly stir-fry and break the ground meat into small lumps. Stir until the meat changes color.

Use the spatula to quickly stir-fry and break the ground meat into small lumps. Stir until the meat changes color.

Toss in the chilies and the seasonings (fish sauce, palm sugar, and sweet soy sauce) and continue to stir-fry.

Toss in the chilies and the seasonings (fish sauce, palm sugar, and sweet soy sauce) and continue to stir-fry.

Add in the basil leaves do a few quick stirs until the basil leaves are wilted and you smell the exotic fragrance of the basil leaves.

Add in the basil leaves do a few quick stirs until the basil leaves are wilted and you smell the exotic fragrance of the basil leaves.

Sprinkle two dashes of pepper powder into the dish, do a final stir, dish out and serve immediately.

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  • 1.0c Basil
  • 1.0c Ground pork or chicken
  • 1.0c Green onion
  • 4.0 Glove of chopped garlic
  • 6.0 Bird eye green chili or 2
  • 2.0 dashes ground black or white pepper
  • 1/2tsp Soy sauce
  • 1.0tsp Palm or brown sugar
  • 1/4Tbsp Fish sauce