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Nue Gra Pao Stir Fried Beef W/ Basil

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Category: Beef, Main Dish

 Ingredients List

  • 1 lb Flank steak
  • 14 Serrano peppers; finely
  • -chopped
  • 1/4 c Garlic; finely chopped
  • 1/2 c Onion; finely chopped
  • 1/4 c Oil
  • 3 tb Fish sauce
  • 1 tb Granulated sugar
  • 1/2 c Water; needed
  • 1/2 c Basil leaves; loosely packed
  • Green leaf lettuce


This is a rich dish with plenty of Thai flavors. Any kind of beef can be
used. The original of this recipe calls for mint but states that Basil
maybe used. I tried both and preferred basil, especially Thai basil leaves.
Also the chilies can be adjust for your heat preferences. The idea is to
have a rich, hot chili flavor.

1. Slice the beef across the grain into 1/4 in thick strips, 2 to 3 inches
long. Set aside. 2. Pound or grind the chilies, garlic, and onion to a
coarse paste in a mortar or blender. If you use a blender you may need to
add the oil to aid grinding. 3. Heat a wok, add the oil, and swirl it over
the surface fo the pan. (Do not add more oil if you used oil in the
blender) Add the paste from Step 2 and stir fry until it is a light golden
color. 4. Add the beef and stir fry until it is a uniform tan color. but do
not overcook it. 5. Add the fish sauce, sugar, water, and basil leaves.
More water maybe added if the sauce is too dry. There should be about 1/2
to 3/4 cup of sauce, depending on how much water you added. 6. Arrange a
single layer of lettuce leaves in a serving bowl, put the beef mixture over
them. Serve the beef immediately or keep it warm while preparing other
dishes. Server with rice.
serve it.

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