As the summer wore on, our holy basil crop grew and grew and we now have a pretty serious holy basil patch in our yard––enough to make endless plates of Stir Fried Pork with Basil.

INGREDIENTS of Stir Fried Pork with Basil

  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon light soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
  • 4 tablespoons water
  • 5.5 ounces fresh green beans chopped into small lengths (1 to 2 inches)
  • 3-6 small red chillis
  • 4 garlic cloves crushed or chopped finely
  • 7 ounces minced pork
  • a really large handful of Holy basil

How to make Stir Fried Pork with Basil

  1. Combine fish sauce, soy sauce, kecap manis, oyster sauce and water in a bowl or jug ​​and set aside.
  2. Heat a large drizzle of oil in a wok or frying pan, then sauté the green beans for a few minutes.
  3. Add the chopped peppers and garlic and sauté for a few more minutes. Add the pork and sauté until cooked (a few more minutes).
  4. Pour the sauce, stir well, then boil for a minute or two more.
  5. Stir in basil until wilted, then serve with rice.



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