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Weeknight Spicy Thai Basil Stir-fry

In a weeknight dinner rut? Here’s what to cook when you don’t feel like cooking – it’s quick, simple but delivers maximum impact.

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Weeknight Spicy Thai Basil Stir-fry

PREP TIME
10 minutes
COOK TIME
10 minutes
SERVES
4
Ingredients

4 garlic cloves, peeled 

2 birds’ eye chillies 

2 large mild red chillies, roughly chopped 

4 tbsp oyster sauce 

2 tbsp fish sauce 

1 tsp sugar 

2 tbsp vegetable oil 

500g (1 lb) mince meat (e.g. beef, pork, chicken or turkey mince) 

2 large zucchinis, cut into bite-sized chunks 

1 cup basil leaves (e.g. Italian basil or Thai basil or a mix of both) 

steamed rice to serve (click here to see my recipe for how to cook rice)

Steps
  • Step 1

    Use a mortar and pestle to pound the garlic and chillies to a rough paste. 

  • Step 2

    To make the stir-fry sauce, mix together the oyster sauce, fish sauce and sugar. 

  • Step 3

    Heat the oil in wok or large frying pan over high heat. Add the paste and cook for half a minute. Then add the mince meat and stir-fry for 3-4 minutes or until just cooked. Add the zucchini and the stir-fry sauce. Stir-fry for another 1-2 minutes. Toss through the basil. Remove from heat and serve with the rice.

  • Notes
    Notes:

    – More super simple ground beef recipes here!

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Most amazing fried rice I've ever made!

April 22, 2024

We love fried rice so I tried this one and its the actual bomb! The best we’ve ever had! The side chilli/fish/lime was a bit of a kicker but I’l make sure to take out more seeds next time – lovely flavour. 🙂

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Diane G

Spicy Thai basil stir fry

March 18, 2024

All my family loved this recipe.

My grandkids are very fussy but came back for seconds!

Thanks Marion

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Jennifer G

ive made it 5 times....sooo good!!!

January 23, 2023

really……the only yt chef i trust tbh……but yeah this recipe is bomb! i do everything but the zucchini; i use the thin eggplant instead, and i chuck in chopped up snake beans just 2 up my vegetable count, ive seen other recipes on yt and theyre all rubbish…..mazza knows best!

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