Pork and Basil stir fry – 罗勒炒猪肉

A very simple yet delicious dish to make for your 3 dish 1 soup dinner at home! This is a dish that can be done in 15 to 20 minutes but also taste so flavourful from the pork and fragrant basil, not to mention chilli padis for an extra kick. The key is high heat giving a good sear on the minced pork before adding the rest of the sauces to give it that charred flavour. And of course not to forget this dish is best served with rice!

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  • Servings: 4

  • Time: 20 min

  • Skill: Easy

Ingredients:

  1. 3 tbsp vegetable oil

  2. 2 shallots (thinly sliced)

  3. 7 cloves garlic (sliced)

  4. 3 chilli padi (de-seeded, if desired, and thinly sliced)

  5. 450g ground pork

  6. 1 tsp sugar

  7. 1 tbsp fish sauce

  8. 1 tbsp light soy sauce

  9. 2 tsp dark soy sauce

  10. 2 tsp oyster sauce

  11. ½ cup water

  12. 1½ cups holy basil leaves

Steps:

  1. In a wok over medium high heat, add the oil, shallots and garlic, and fry until fragrant. Add chillies and cook for another minute.

  2. Turn up heat to high, and add the ground pork, breaking it up into small bits and allowing it to crisp up.

  3. Add the sugar, fish sauce, soy sauce, dark soy sauce, and oyster sauce. Stir-fry for another minute and deglaze the pan with the water.

  4. Let it cook until liquid is reduced. Add the basil, and stir-fry until wilted.