Pad Kraprao – Stir fried meat in hot thai basil

Pad Kraprao


  • Enough meat for 2 people (2 chicken breasts or 8 ozs beef/pork)
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • 1 tsp Soy Sauce
  • Marinate meat with all ingredients
  • 1  cup Snake beans or green beans, cut into ¾ inch long
  • 1 Onion, cut into ½ inch thick, lengthwise.
  • 50 – 60g Holy basil (this weight includes stems (about 1 ½ cup packed)
  • 2  Fresh Thai chillies (Prik Kee Noo), finely chopped.
  • 2  Tbsp Nam Phrik Phao (contain shrimp)
  • 1  Tbsp  Soy sauce
  • 3/4 shallots
  • You can add 1/2 packet of powder as well  (see image)
  • Thai basil leaves (not easy to find – available quite often in Waitrose or from speciality stores)


  1. Marinate meat with garlic, soy sauce
  2. Set the heat at medium high add 3 tbsp oil, until the wok is hot
  3. Add shallots and chillies
  4. Add marinated meat and stir-fry until cooked
  5. Add Nam Phrik Phao chilli paste, and mix well
  6. 1 Tbsp oyster sauce
  7. Squirt maggies
  8. 1 Tbsp sugar
  9. Add Snake beans or green beans and onion, stir-fry for 1- 2 minutes
  10. Add soy sauce, chilli, and mix well until vegetables are cooked but firm.
  11. During this process add water 1 -2 tbsp at a time
  12. Add Holy basil and mix well. Stir-fry until basil is wilted
  13. Add fish sauce to taste

Serve with rice and garnish with red chilli sticks

Pad Kraprao






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