Stir fried prawns with chilli and Thai basil

Stir fried prawns with chilli and Thai basil is currently Emj favorite dish.

 

Stir fried prawns with chilli and Thai basil
Stir fried prawns with chilli and Thai basil

Stir fried prawns with chilli and Thai basil is normally associated with being very spicy and not at all a dish for a child to eat.

Every time MrM and I would have Chilli basil stir fried dish, Emj always asked if she can try some and I was always reluctant as it is quite spicy.

Then one day I really fancy Stir fried prawns with chilli and Thai basil but was too tired to cook another meal for Emj to have. So I made some adjustment to the recipe and now it is her favorite dish. We cook it with chicken, beef, pork, tofu she loves them all.

I thought I would share with you how I made this recipe suitable for kids but still pack some heat for the grow up. And still only using 1 wok to cook.

It is not that big a secret really. traditionally we would cook this recipe with crushed chilli and garlic in the wok first to release the heat then add in more chilli as you are cooking the dish.

My kids friendly version is, I only fried the crushed garlic (no chilli) and add in sliced red chilli at the very end when you have already turn off the heat. This way if you like it hot,  just eat the chilli with it and the kids can avoid the chilli. You will still get a hint of chilli in the dish but not too much.

Emj is now starting to eat some of the slice chilli (without the seeds) she would cut them into small pieces and have a bit at a time.

I hope you will give this dish a try with your family. It is delicious and it makes the kids feels very grown up. And who does not like one pan recipe for dinner that all the family will love?

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One wok wonder dish that is perfect for all the family to enjoy. A popular Thai recipe adapted to be more children friendly.
Stir fried prawns with chilli and Thai basil
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Thai
Prep Time 10
Cook Time 10
Servings
Ingredients
  • 200 g Raw king prawns pulled, deveined and cleaned
  • 1 onion sliced
  • 100 g mangetout thinly sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 red chilli sliced
  • 3 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 1/2 tbsp dark soy sauce
  • 1/2 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 50 ml water
  • 1 handful Thai basil
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Thai
Prep Time 10
Cook Time 10
Servings
Ingredients
  • 200 g Raw king prawns pulled, deveined and cleaned
  • 1 onion sliced
  • 100 g mangetout thinly sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 red chilli sliced
  • 3 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 1/2 tbsp dark soy sauce
  • 1/2 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 50 ml water
  • 1 handful Thai basil
Stir fried prawns with chilli and Thai basil
Instructions
  1. As all Thai recipe - firstly make sure you have all the ingredients ready to hand. You can if you want to, measured out all the sauces together in a bowl and have it ready.
  2. Add a drop of oil (any) into a wok with the crushed garlic then turn the heat on and cook the garlic for 1 minutes. Just to soft it but not brown.
  3. Once the pan is really hot add in the prawns and give it a quick stir then leave it to cook for no more than 1 minutes. Add in the mangetout and all the sauces and sugar. give it a good stir.
  4. Now add in the onion, stir again. The prawns should now turn pink and cook through. add in the water a bit at the time to your liking. Taste and adjust as needed.
  5. When you are happy with the flavour turn off the heat add in the chilli and basil and give it one last stir and you are done. Served with That rice or add in pasta to make a great pasta dish.


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