Thai Style Stir-Fry Minced Pork with Basil Leaves (4 servings)

Ingredients:

Minced pork 300gm

Minced Garlic 1.5tbsp

Onions (cubed) 2 whole

Basil Leaves (discard stems) 30gm

Red Chilli (deseed cut into strips) 2no.

Chilli Padi (deseed) 3-4 nos

Coriander + Spring Onion 10gm

Marinate (minced pork):

Salt 1tsp

Soya sauce 1tbsp

Sesame oil 2tsp

Seasoning/sauce:

Oyster sauce 1tbsp

Fish sauce 2tsp

Sugar 2tsp

Method:

1) Heat up 2tbsp cooking oil

2) Add in minced garlic, stir fry until fragrant

3) Add in cubed onions, stir fry until softened.

4) Put in minced pork, stir fry until fully cooked and dried up

5) Add in basil leaves and chillis, followed by seasoning.

6) Stir fry until full/half dried up based on individual preference and add seasoning if needed.Lastly, stir in coriander and spring onions.Serve hot with white rice!

Spicy stir-fry fish (紅燒炒魚)

Ingredients (to marinate fish):

  • Grouper fish (cut into pieces) 600gm
  • Salt 1 tsp
  • Sesame oil 2 tsp
  • Pepper Pinch

Ingredients (to steam fish):

  • Ginger (sliced)
  • Spring onion ( bottom part)

Ingredients (to stir-fry):

  • Cooking oil 30gm
  • Garlic 8 cloves
  • Ginger (sliced) 12 slices
  • Onion (cubed) 1 whole
  • Lemon grass 2 stalks
  • Curry leaves 5 stalks
  • Tamarind slice 2 slices
  • Fresh red chilli (deseed) 2
  • Small red chilli (deseed) 5
  • Dried red chilli (deseed) 8
  • Spring Onion
  • Coriander

Ingredients (sauces):

  • Fermented bean paste 2 tsp
  • Sugar 1/2 tsp
  • Chinese wine (紹興酒) 1 1/2 tbsp
  • Water 50ml
  • Corn flour (for thickening) 1 tsp

Method:

Step 1: Marinate fish for minimum 15mins

Step 2: Place in sliced ginger and spring onion, steam marinated fish on small/medium fire for 5-8mins. This method helps to kill fishy smell, discard ginger, spring onion and steamed water and set aside.

Step 3:

  • Heat up oil
  • Stir-fry garlic, ginger and onions until fragrant

  • Add in lemon grass and curry leaves, continue to stir-fry for 2-3mins
  • Add in all chillis and continue to stir-fry on medium/high heat

Step 4:

  • Add in steamed fish and stir for another 1-2mins

  • Pour in half mixed sauces and cook on high heat

  • Mix in corn flour in the remainder sauces
  • Pour the remainder sauces for thickening purposes, stir on high heat for another 1mins
  • Add in spring onion and coriander and done!