Basil Thai Siam Queen
Botanical Name: Ocimum basilicum
Large vigorous and bushy plant producing large green leaves with spicy cinnamon aniseed aroma. More intense flavour than sweet basil and a must have for Thai and Vietnamese curries, stir fries, soups and salads. Late flowering variety, resulting in higher yields.
How To Grow
Sow direct into growing position or in pots. A warm, sheltered position in full sun. Sow thinly and cover lightly with fine soil. Firm gently and keep moist. Care When large enough, thin to 15cm (6in) apart.
When To Plant
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Bangkok Minced Pork With Thai Basil
- 200 g ground pork
- 2 tablespoons oil
- 2 tablespoons red Thai chilli, pounded
- 2 garlic cloves
- 1 tablespoon
- Oyster sauce
- 1 ½ tablespoons
- Fish sauce
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- ¼ cup water or ¼ cup stock
- ½ cup Thai basil, fresh chopped
- In a hot pan, add the oil and stir fry garlic and chilli until fragrant.
- Add pork and continue to stir fry on medium heat until almost ready.
- Keep stir frying and add pork stock as needed.
- Add oyster sauce, fish sauce, sugar.
- Increase heat to high and add fresh Thai basil. Keep stir frying for few seconds.
- Serve with white basmati rice and fried eggs.