Thai Basil

    Thai basil is a cultivar of sweet basil with a slight licorice flavour. It is used in many Asian recipes like Thai basil chicken, tom yum soup, Thai beef salad, curries, stir fries and fish dishes.

    14 Recipes




    Global Cuisine

    61 reviews

    A lovely hot and sour soup with authentic Thai flavours of coriander, fish sauce, chilli and basil. Use Thai basil if you can find it.

    Recipe by: STEVE ALDER

    37 reviews

    Barbecued sautéed eggplant with tofu in a sauce made with blended chillies, garlic, coriander and lime juice. Serve with steamed rice.

    Recipe by: ACHRISTOU

    287 reviews

    This is delicious and easy to make-chicken with garlic, chilli and basil cooked in a coconut milk based sauce. Make it as spicy as you like or keep it mild.

    Recipe by: Gabrielle Lynas

    237 reviews

    A great Thai dish of chicken cooked with garlic, chilli, mushrooms and Thai basil. Serve with steamed rice.

    Recipe by: Runvs

    2 reviews

    Chicken stir-fired with chilli and basil and with coconut cream stirred in at the end. Use Thai basil if you can get it.

    Recipe by: nmgill

    110 reviews

    This is a great use for left over rice. It is a staple dish in the Thai diet. Adjust the spices to your own tastes.

    Recipe by: ErinInVegas

    No reviews

    Quick and easy this is a light squid dish ideal for summer dinners. The stir fried squid is combined with capsicum, onion and Thai basil in a spicy sauce.

    Recipe by: tonytsang

    10 reviews

    Tasty rice noodles tossed in a homemade pesto that is made in your food processor with fresh coriander, Thai basil, peanuts, garlic cloves and a green chilli.

    Recipe by: jen

    2 reviews

    This Thai street food classic of 'Pad Gra Prao' or stir fried pork with Thai basil is a quick and simple dinner that I always eat with a fried egg on top.

    Recipe by: Wiley

    1 review

    This is a rich chicken curry for only 30 minutes of cooking time. I serve it with fresh steamed Jasmine rice and garnish with fresh chilli and Thai basil leaves.

    Recipe by: Wiley

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