Thai Beef and Long Beans with Sweet Basil

This Thai Beef and Long Beans with Sweet Basil recipe is a quick and simple version of a Thai dish, you will fall in love with the combination of the ingredients; basil, sugar, fish sauce, kefir leaves. It will taste better than what it sounds, I promise. You might need to make a trip to a Thai market but it’s well worth it; most of the ingredients will keep well for months and kefir leaves can be frozen.
Thai Beef and Long Beans

 

Thai Beef and Long Beans with Sweet Basil
 
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Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 2 tbsp fish sauce
  • 6 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 8 tbsp chicken stock or water
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1 inch ginger root, grated
  • 4 tbsp coconut oil
  • 8 garlic cloves
  • 6 bird’s eye chillies, lightly crushed
  • 4 kefir leaves
  • 1 lb or 0.5 kg fillet steak, finely sliced
  • 1 lb or 0.5 kg long beans
  • 1 medium onion, cut into thin wedges
  • 4 handfuls of Thai sweet basil
How To Make
  1. Mix the fish sauce, oyster sauce, stock and sugar in a small bowl
  2. Heat the coconut oil in a wok or a frying pan and stir fry half the garlic until light brown.
  3. Add half of the crushed chillies and half the meat and stir fry over high heat for 2-3 minutes or until the meat is cooked through
  4. Remove from the wok
  5. Repeat with the remaining garlic, ginger, chillies, kefir leaf and meat, till the meat is cooked but not overcooked
  6. Return all the meat to the wok
  7. Add the onion, long green beans and fish sauce mixture and stir fry till beans are soft
  8. Add basil leaves and stir fry till basil begins to wilt
  9. Adjust seasoning if needed.
  10. Serve over brown rice.
 

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