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)
Use a mortar and pestle to pound the garlic and chillies to a rough paste.
To make the stir-fry sauce, mix together the oyster sauce, fish sauce and sugar.
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.