Minced Beef With Chilli, Garlic & Holy Basil
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- Ready In:
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 6 small red chilies, finely sliced
- 8 garlic cloves, crushed
- 1 tablespoon palm sugar, shaved
- 2 tablespoons fish sauce
- 1 tablespoon sweet soy sauce (or kecap manis)
- 1⁄2 tablespoon oyster sauce
- 500 -600 g lean ground beef
- 4 kaffir lime leaves, shredded
- 1 cup chicken stock
- 6 holy basil leaves, torn
- 2 long red chilies, sliced on diagonal
- 3 green onions, sliced on diagonal
- steamed rice, to serve
- Heat oil in a wok (or large non-stick pan) and stirfry small chillies and garlic until they begin to colour.
- Add palm sugar, fish sauce, sweet soy and oyster sauce. Mix well and add minced beef. Gently cook until sealed, continually mashing with a wooden spoon.
- Then add lime leaves and ½ cup stock. Mix well and cook for another 10 minutes Taste for seasoning and add holy basil and long red chillies. Stir and cook until wilted.
- Sprinkle with spring onion and serve with steamed rice on the side.
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This turned out delicious!! Kaffir lime leaves are tough to chew to me, and very potent, but I do love the flavor they give off, so I left them whole let them simmer in the sauce, then removed them, kind of like you would treat a bay leaf. Anyway, this had a great Thai flavor and I served it over cauliflower rice and like someone else suggested, this would go great in lettuce wraps too. Added some thinly slice yellow bell pepper and onions just to get a few more veggies in there, very nice :)Reply
I did not have the fish sauce, so I was missing a key ingredient, unfortunately. But yummy nevertheless. Even hubby ate it, and he is a picky eater. Of course, being the unusual sort he is, he turned his into a taco by eating it with tortilla chips, cheese, and some salsa verde. Go figure.....Reply
Very delicious and easy to prepare. I used dried chilli flakes as I find it easier to judge the heat - perhaps a little less garlic out of consideration for my work colleagues tomorrow - ordinary soy sauce was all I could find - ground chicken instead of beef - lime juice instead of kaffir lime leaves - vegetable stock instead of chicken and ordinary basil instead of holy. It was still very delicious and I will certainly be making it again. Why is 1 cup of chicken stock listed in the ingredients when you only use half a cup in the recipe?Reply
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