Krapow Moo is my favourite Thai dish and one which we often have for brunch..we are a two meal a day family. It can be made with Chicken mince but I prefer pork mince. For maximum heat, I always grind my chillies and garlic together in my pestle.
Ingredients: This serves 3/4.
- 200 gm Pork mince
- 4 snake beans cut into 1/4 inch slices.If you can’t get the beans pictured then ordinary green beans will be fine.
- 2-4 cloves of garlic
- 1-5 Thai chillies
- Krapow …A big bunch of Thai sweet basil Leaves picked and as you can see from the photo I use quite a lot.
- 2 tbsp Oyster sauce
- 1 tbsp soy sauce
- 1/2 tsp black soy.
- A splash of cooking oil…I use Coconut oil.
- Good shake of seasoning..not sure if you would get the one I use here but if not just a little pork/chicken seasoning salt.
Peel garlic and cut chillies finely at this point I put in a pestle and mortar as it brings out the flavour. If you don’t eat your food very hot like us then just cut chillies and garlic finely.
Add a splash of oil to a hot wok and add chillies and garlic cook stirring for 1 minute being careful the garlic doesn’t burn.
Add the minced pork( chicken) and stir until cooked 3-4 mins.
Add all sauces and stir cooking for 1 minute. Add a little hot water if the sauce is too strong.
Then add the green beans and cook 1 min then add Grapow and stir until wilted.
Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary.
Serve with rice and a fried egg which is traditionally how Thais eat this dish.
N.B.Holy Basil is available now in many Asian stores throughout the world.
Please note I have put for example 1-5 chillies it all depends on how hot you like your food and the same with garlic I love lots of garlic and herbs BUT as I always say start with a litle you can always add and most importantly TASTE AND TASTE again and again while you are cooking trust your palate…