Spicy Chicken with Fresh Thai Basil, 'Gai Pad Horapa'Fresh basil would not be sitting in a spice rack going stale, but how about we use both fresh and dried? Is that ok with you Brett?
1 Pound Chicken Breast
9 Cloves Garlic
24 Green Chiles
2.5 tbsp Fish Sauce
2 tsp Sugar
1 Cup Fresh Thai Basil
1 Handful Dried Holy Basil
1/4 Cup Water
Put the dried holy basil into a bowl with hot water. Let it sit for 15 minutes, then drain and gently squeeze it to get rid of excess water.
Pound the fresh Thai chiles and the garlic together in a mortar and pestle, into a rough mix (don't pound it too much, it should not be a fine paste).
In a wok heat 3 tablespoons vegetable oil over medium high heat. Add chile/garlic mixture and stir-fry for just a minute. Add chicken with 1/4 cup water. Let cook until the chicken is no longer pink (about 5 minutes). Add fish sauce and palm sugar. Mix well, then add holy basil. Stir-fry another minute or two, then add fresh basil. Mix well, turn off heat, and serve hot with jasmine rice. Enjoy!
Source: Import Foods, https://importfood.com/component/yoorecipe/recipe/1236