Sunday, May 2, 2010

Thai Minced Beef with Basil and Lime Juice

Stir-fried dishes are easy to make and usually take less than half an hour to prepare. It's a great dish to prepare on week days after work. It's fresh, tangy, tasty and done in no time.

You can use other types of meats such as horse meat, ground turkey, ground veal or even ground lamb, if you don't like beef. I prefer using a grade A ground beef. It's juicy with lots of flavour. Serve it warm steamed Jasmine rice and you get a heavenly aroma of the spices and the basil.
*TIP : After slicing hot chilis, soak your hands immediately in milk or yogurt
so as to attenuate the heat released from the chilis, on your fingers.
And please do not touch your nose, your mouth or most importantly, your eyes
before doing this important step*
Preparation time: 10 minutes, Cooking time: 15 minutes
Recipe "au pif":
1 lb grade A ground beef
4 cloves fresh garlic, finely minced
3 red chilis, seeded and sliced finely lengthwise
2 tbsp soya sauce
2 tbsp fish sauce
1 handful fresh basil
1 fresh lime, cut in quarters
2 tbsp canola or peanut oil

Heat oil in a large wok or a deep large sauce pan for about 2 minutes.

Add in the minced garlic and stir until softened. Make sure not to over cook it.

Add in the chilis and stir for about 2 minute.

Add the beef and break the meat apart with a wooden spoon while stirring. Stir well until the meat is evenly cooked.

Mix the soya sauce and fish sauce in a small bowl and pour the sauce into the meat mixture. Stir for about 1 minute.

Turn off the heat and garnish with fresh basil and drizzle a little bit of lime juice.

Serve immediately with steamed white Jasmine rice.

Serves 4-6 people.

Share and enjoy.

1 comment:

Julie said...

oohh... just looking at this picture makes my mouth water! When I was living in Thailand, I would eat this all the time.

Lovely blog you have here :)