Thursday, January 19, 2012

Paul's Thai Basil Pork Curry With Shrimp Fried Rice

Paul's Thai Basil Pork Curry- Hot!
My husband doesn't cook often, but when he does, it's usually amazing.
He loves Thai food and revised this recipe one day with ingredients he had on hand. Superb.
If you haven't tried Thai basil yet , you really should. Its very mild and has a great flavor.
I plan to grow some in the garden this year.

1/2 lb pork tenderloin cut into thin slices or strips
1tbl. oil
1tbl. minced garlic
3tbl. green curry paste
2cups water with 3tbl. chicken base dissolved in it
2 tbl fish sauce
2 thinly sliced red jalapeno pepper
1/4cup fresh Thai basil 

In a large, skillet or wok, heat oil.
Add garlic and stir-fry for 30 seconds.
Add curry paste and cook for 30 seconds.
Add pork and stir-fry until light browned and the meat juices have evaporated
Add water and bring to a boil. Add fish sauce and jalapenos and cook for 5 to 6 minutes.
Stir in basil. Allow basil to wilt a bit. Remove from heat.
Serve with Thai Rice-(recipe below).

Paul's Thai Shrimp Fried Rice- HOT!

4cups cooked rice    
1cup small shrimp -thawed
3 green onions- sliced
1tbl. garlic- minced
1 egg
2 jalapeno peppers- thinly sliced

1 Tbsp. oyster sauce
1 Tbsp. kikkoman soy sauce
2 Tbsp. fish sauce
1 Tbsp. lime juice
2 tsp. sugar
1/4 to 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper (adjust according to how spicy or mild you want it)
oil for stir-frying

Mix all stir-fry sauce ingredients together in a cup. Set aside.
Place 2 Tbsp. oil in a wok or large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and jalapeno.
Stir-fry to release the fragrance (1 minute). Add the shrimp, and stir-fry another 1-3 minutes, or until shrimp are cooked.
Push the ingredients to the side of the pan and crack in the egg. Quickly stir-fry to scramble.
Add the rice and stir-fry sauce, drizzling it over. Now quickly stir-fry everything together
The heat should be fairly high, high enough so you hear the rice crackling or popping, but not so high that the bottom of your wok will burn.
Gently stir-fry until everything is well mixed (1-2 minutes).
Add the green onion and continue stir-frying another minute.
Remove from heat. Serve.

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