A delicious beef and green bean stir fry dish, flavoured with mint, Thai sweet basil and coriander. For maximum flavour, marinate the steak the night before you want to cook the dish. Serve with freshly cooked rice.
Has a different flavour compared to Italian basil. It can be found in Chinese/Oriental stores. If unavailable, use Italian basil.
While the recipe steps were written unclearly and I had to rewrite them....this dish was superb. I add sliced carrots to give it some color. My teenage sons raved and ask for me to make it again. - 06 Feb 2011 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
I knew I took a risk subbing chicken because the marinade seemed more suited for beef. Even though I used only 1lb thin cut chicken, I didn't change the rest of the portions. Fresh beans cooked for a minute in the micro, left out the cilantro and added an extra dash of red pepper. Served with lime flavored basmati rice. I hoped the basil & mint flavors would come thru in the final dish like it does in Pho, but maybe it's different when cooked this way vs. soup. Overall mine was a healthy dish packed with a lot of ingredients but not much excitement, so I may try again with beef. - 09 Aug 2010 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
I don't eat meat so tried it with tilapia... the marinade was a bit too strong for the fish. The veggie sauce was great. - 17 Jun 2010 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)