Fried Pork with Thai Basil

Fried Pork with Thai Basil


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About this recipe: This stir fry dish is simply delicious. Pork is stir-fried with onions, carrots and baby corn, before being served with Thai basil. Enjoy with freshly cooked white rice or anything you fancy.

tonytsang Quebec, Canada

Serves: 4 

  • Marinade
  • 1/2 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon light soy sauce or 1 tablespoon dark soy sauce
  • 1-2 tablespoons cornflour, mixed with 1 tablespoon water
  • 450g pork fillet, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon groundnut oil
  • Sauce
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 1/3 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon shaoxing wine
  • 1 tablespoon groundnut oil
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped garlic
  • 2 spring onions, chopped into 2.5cm pieces
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped shallots
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 8 baby corn, chopped into 2.5cm pieces
  • 1 carrot, diced
  • 10 leaves Thai basil

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Extra time:15min marinating  ›  Ready in:45min 

  1. Make the marinade by mixing together the sugar, salt, soy sauce and cornflour slurry. Mix in the pork, let marinate for 15 minutes.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together the fish sauce, sugar and shaoxing wine to make the sauce. Set aside.
  3. In a large frying pan, heat 1 tablespoon oil over high heat. Stir-fry the pork until cooked through, 4-5 minutes. Set aside.
  4. In the same frying pan, heat 1 tablespoon oil over high heat. Stir-fry the garlic, spring onions and shallots until fragrant, 3-4 minutes. Stir in the onion with salt and cook until soft, 3-4 minutes. Add the carrot and baby corn and mix well. Stir in the pork and sauce, mix well, heat through. Sprinkle with Thai basil and serve.


Shaoxing wine and Thai basil can be purchased in Chinese/Oriental speciality stores.

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