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.
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.
Barbecued sautéed eggplant with tofu in a sauce made with blended chillies, garlic, coriander and lime juice. Serve with steamed rice.
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.
A great Thai dish of chicken cooked with garlic, chilli, mushrooms and Thai basil. Serve with steamed rice.
Chicken stir-fired with chilli and basil and with coconut cream stirred in at the end. Use Thai basil if you can get it.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.