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Old 05-04-2011, 07:00 AM   #37892
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Originally Posted by Angle Queen View Post
I'm officially jealous. All this talk of real Thai food. Yum, yum and double-yum.

When I attempt chicken with basil, I use this recipe:

10 thai chili peppers
8 cloves garlic
6 shallots or 1 small onion (can't always find decently priced shallots)
1/3 c fish sauce
1/3 c chicken broth
1 T sugar
2 lbs ground chicken
3 c Thai basil
3 T lime juice (usually 1-2 limes) and if I'm stuck with just the one lime and not enough juice, I'll sneak in some lime zest to bump up the twang.

So...yeah, your "guess" is pretty good. My recipe, BTW, is from Cook's Illustrated...the holy grail of cooking for geeks. They'll dissect every component of the recipe til they find the right combination (even if it's a bit out of norm or goes against convention).
you are going to be our MAC official chef at the next meet right
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