Originally Posted by Angle Queen
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).
Lol! AQ, that recipe looks fine to me!
I have to say that I'm extremely lucky with the Thai and other Asian cooking in general since my wife is half Thai and is an extraordinary cook! I can definitely cook well but it takes me twice as long and even then my cooking is AT BEST only 60% as good as the wife's! There are only a very limited number of dishes where I make as good or MAYBE better than her, so I am more than happy to give her major kudos!