Thai Chile-Basil Beef




Recipe: Thai Chile-Basil Beef


  • 1 Lb Chuck Beef
  • 1 Tablespoon Soy or Fish Sauce
  • 1 Teaspoon Sugar
  • 1 Pinch Salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Cumin
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Coriander
  • 1 Teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1 Shallot
  • 5 Cloves Garlic
  • 3 Inches Ginger
  • 1 Bunch Thai or Regular Basil
  • 1 Onion
  • 1 Pepper
  • 1 Can Bamboo Shoots
  • 1/2 Can Coconut Milk
  • Oil
  • Jasmine Rice


  1. Thin slice the beef against the grain. Marinade the beef in the soy or fish sauce, sugar, and salt for at least a half hour.
  2. In a food processor, make a paste with the ginger, garlic, shallot, and spices
  3. Dice peppers, onions, and bamboo to desired size.
  4. Get a thin layer of oil in a pan and heat it up. Fry HALF of the basil leaves in batches until the leaves are crisp, and set aside on a paper towel.
  5. Put beef and marinade into the hot oil used to fry the basil, and cook until starting to brown.
  6. Add the ginger garlic paste and peppers and onions. Saute for a few minutes.
  7. Add the bamboo and coconut milk. If it is looking a little light, add some chile powder to redden it.
  8. Cook 10 or so minutes. Add the other half of the basil. Remove from heat
  9. Serve with jasmine rice, and the crispy basil.

Preparation time: 30 minute(s)

Cooking time: 30 minute(s)

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