Thursday, July 26, 2012

Stir-fried shrimp with holy basil on rice and fried egg

 Stir-fried shrimp with holy basil on rice and fried egg : ข้าวกระเพรากุ้งสับไข่ดาว This is a simply stir fry with fresh Holy Basil "Bai ka-prow" with oyster sauce, minced Thai chilies, fish sauce and serve with fried egg on top or put aside. This holy basil should not be confused with Thai basil or Horapa which has an anise-like taste. Thai holy basil is unique to the stir fried recipe and is only used sparingly in other Thai dishes normally as a deep fried garnish on top of varied stir fries. Thai holy basil is hard to find where I live. I plant them on the pot and I can use them all summer.

1) 25 Medium Shrimp
2) 1 cup Thai basil
3) 5 cloves garlic
4) 3 fresh chillies
5) 1/2 Tbsp sugar
6) 2 Tbsp thin  soy sauce
7) 1/8 tsp white pepper powder
8) 2 Tbsp canola oil
9) 2 Tbsp oyster sauce
10) 3 Tbsp water
11) 1/2 bell pepper.

1) Peel shrimp.
 2) Bring clean shrimp to grind.
 3) This is my basil plants. They are looking good.
 4) And pick only sweet basil leaves from stems.
 5) Remove chillies stems and peel garlic then mince garlic and chillies.
 6) Deep fried egg.
 7) Heat the canola oil in a pan over medium heat.
 8) Add  garlic and chillies to stir in the pan. Stir evenly until fragrant about 1-2 minutes.
 9) Add ground shrimp until cooked through.
 10) Pour some water to help soften or if the pan is too much dried.
 10) Seasoning with oyster sauce, while pepper powder, sugar and thin soy sauce . Stir fry constantly.
 11) Add some bell pepper.
 12) Add basil and stir well.
 13) Remove from the heat and serve with fried egg and steamed Jasmine rice.
14) Enjoy! Stir-fried shrimp with holy basil on rice and fried egg.