thanks. Great to hear that Kira, thank you for sharing, glad it turned out well! I was wondering from your experience if Thai chefs “treat” their meats like Chinese chefs do. Thank you for sharing this recipe! Hello again Mark! Great recipe. (function() { After only a minute or so in barely simmering oil or water you remove it and then add it back to your stir fry later to finish. I haven’t covered too many Isaan recipes yet, but I plan to do more. Keep posting! He raved about your recipe and I know he wants me to add this one to our list of favorites! allInputs[i].checked = true; I had to take the advantage of the fresh holy basil (weekly delivery from Thailand). Damn near how Mom taught me! I dont know thai holy basil. Thanks and keep up the good work! Hey, thank you so much for watching my video and reading this recipe. Boneless and skinless chicken breasts or thighs cut into bite size pieces can also be used (cooking time will increase by a few minutes). Most of the time, they just stir fry it as is, sometimes they will fry it in oil first to give it a crispy edge, and then drain the oil, but most of the time they just stir fry it straight. }; Can I substitute coriander for the basil. Lots of basil beef or basil chicken dishes and such are all that even come close but they always include bell peppers, onions and other vegetables. Nice-i really like your recipes. Many Thanks, My family and I have often visited Thailand and always order this dish. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OV5fQ6EHFyk. I’m cooking my way around the world and Thailand is coming up in a week! Finally got a Holy Basil plant this year, so I can grow my own here in Northern Virginia! var remove_tooltip = function(elem) { The sauce actually acts like a glaze as the chicken mixture cooks over high heat. 5. You saved Spicy Thai Basil Chicken (Pad Krapow Gai) to your. Then add the chicken and immediately spread the chicken out in the pan. addEvent(input, 'change', function() { The Asian market here doesn’t have a very large selection, so I’ll just have to deal with that. var tooltip = document.createElement('div'), arrow = document.createElement('div'), inner = document.createElement('div'), new_tooltip = {}; Both of these methods produce that extra soft texture we have all had in restaurants. Mint chicken has been on the menu of many restaurants that I’ve tried since, but they always make it with basil. Yes, recipes from the people that sell them, are the best! for (var i = 0; i < radios.length; i++) { r = true; Before getting started on this Thai basil chicken recipe, often my very first step is to begin by cooking a pot of rice. Add about a tablespoon of the sauce mixture to the skillet; cook and stir until sauce begins to caramelize, about 1 minute. THANKS, always have enjoyed your style of cooking, Great dish Mark, all the best from Belgium. It is a WONDERFUL technique that works. I hope you’ll continue to add to this collection. Can you please suggest a substitute? A chef from Cologne / Germany . Hey Andy, great to hear you’ve enjoyed this recipe, and that you can get holy basil in your area. Hi, I’m currently working in a Thai based restaurant in Penang called Johnny’s Restaurant. is like being in thailand again ! i guess i should try to grow my own hard to trust sources on internet but my city doesn’t have a high concentration of Asian population like Boston or NYC. Enjoy! Hi! Thai Basil Chicken: Recipe Instructions In a wok over high heat, add the oil, chilies, shallots and garlic, and fry for 1-2 minutes, until softened and just starting to brown at the edges. I sliced the beef very thin, in this part of Thailand most people are sceptical of beef but everyone seemed to love it. Love this recipe. Had the dish in a small Thai place in Livermore, CA, and craved it ever since. love that basil flavor. } else if (input.type == 'radio' || input.type == 'checkbox') { I will definitely be making this agian. Keeping in mind that I’m limited on specific ingredients, any suggestions on something a beginner like me can do. There are several types of Kaprow (not Krapow), tulsi, holy basil or whatever you want to call it. Yes, that egg! Thank you very much. I did omit the thai chilli because I’m feeding the younger kids also. Thank you again. A new dinner staple! For a little reassurance, on my latest visit to the United States, one day at the Asian supermarket I came across a big box of holy basil, I think grown in California – so it can be found in the US. new_tooltip.tip = tooltip; I love basil chicken and your version is top notch and very tasty. I tried growing it inside, but it didn’t work out so well. Yes, great to hear that Shannon, I love the egg too! My stove is also typical for American stoves and the burners do not generate the blazing BTUs needed for authentic "stir fry" cooking method that creates that wonderful caramelization without overcooking lean meats like white meat chicken and most cuts of pork. Dear Mark, But Thai food is so good I’m willing to become a basil farmer to eat it! Had to substitute serrano chilis as my store was out of thai chilis and it was still great! Looking forward to trying to replicate. Im sure your family will enjoy this, good luck with your continued practice making Phad Kra Pow, and have a great day today! It was extremely hot and delicious. elem.parentNode.appendChild(tooltip); Thanks for sharing your recipe for my all time favourite. Can I pre cook the chicken except for the fresh basil? I made this recipe twice already, it’s just awesome. Really quick and super tasty. I will be using this recipe for my Thai blog. In this Thai basil chicken recipe, you’ll learn to cook an authentic Thai street version of the dish. tooltip = create_tooltip(elem, "Enter a valid date. Surprisingly, the dish turned out to be exactly how I wanted it to taste and I was amazed by the clarity of the recipe! I always thought Thai cooking was so difficult but you make it look so easy. I do like it with the ground chicken mince also……..and great with an egg and juuuuuust the right amount of runny yolk to mix in with the rice. Thanks, Mark…love your videos, too! I would add 2 or 3 teaspoons of Thai or Asian fish sauce. if (tooltips[i].elem === elem) { In Thailand they often use soybean oil. It was to die for. Thank you so much! I made this and the flavor is awesome. Thanks for following! var resize_tooltip = function(tooltip) { It really makes a difference :-) Two thumbs up!! I would appreciate that very much. Just wondering how many calories in this dish ? In our local moo baan one shophouse restaurant she puts sugar in the pad krapow and it’s horrible. Hi Neil, thank you very much, glad you like this recipe, and that’s a great question. Add about a cup full of bland white wine (helps preservative) And pad see ew! 6. Plus, EVOO has a particular flavor that is better suited to salad dressings and low heat saute dishes. Thanks! Made it foe me and hubby. } }; It depends, some recipes will use a bit of fish sauce, others will just use soy sauce like this to avoid the fishy taste with the holy basil. Hey Monica, good to hear from you. Hi Gilliane, great to hear you enjoyed it. Thank you and God Bless you! I've also included some of my personal travel eating tips and answered some of your top questions... like "Mark, how do you make money to travel?". Will look for the holy Thai basil next time. I used regular green basil and still tasted great. Now I feel like I don’t need to go to a restaurant to get this dish anymore! Cool to hear that, thanks for sharing your extra ingredients! I cooked based from this recipe but I added some vegetables like carrots, beansprouts and bell peppers and absolutely taste fantastic. It is delicious, with a deep savory flavor and hunger-inducing aroma. Thank you for the well written recipe. Made this a few times now, with pork and with chicken. Great to see your blog post too, that looks delicious! Not the weak imitations as shown on sites like Epicurious. If you like it hotter, you can always spoon some more in after you cook it. When i looked at the video (which is great to look at to learn how to do) I was laughing out loud when I saw you where using the same frying pan and tools as I do:) It’s so much nicer to look at than the snobbish tv chefs. return; You can always give it a try and see how it tastes! Alanna, thanks for writing! I will try this Thai Basil chicken during my Christmas and new year vacation with my family in Manchester. 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