I think Stir-fry chilli and basil is one of the top 5 popular Thai dishes. Not only in the UK but in Thailand too. It is fast and easy to cook which makes it perfect for weekdays dinner. Honestly it will not take you no more than 20 minutes from start to finish to get this dish ready.
You can use any protein for this recipe. I only used beef because it is my favorite for chilli and basil stir-fry. Mr M prefer chicken, I also like it with prawns. I often make it with fried tofu on my meat free Wednesday. Like I said great with anything. All the ingredients for this recipe is available in all supermarket in uk, my local Waitrose even have fresh Thai basil on their herb stand. If you cannot get Thai basil of any kind then please don’t use western basil. Best to cook it with out the basil.
As it is a fast cooking dish I would recommend that you have all your ingredients and sauce measure out and prep ready to cook. I have said below to put all the sauce in a bowl, the only reason I said this is to make sure you don’t over cooked the meat. If you are comfortable to measure and add into the wok then please feel free to do so. Serve the Stir-fry beef with Thai Fragrant Rice. you can read my blog on how to cook Thai Fragrant Rice here.
Enough talking let’s get cooking.