Pad Krapao Goong (Shrimp with Chili and Basil recipe)

For those who love to cook Thai food, this is the perfect time. The aroma of cooked Thai basil combined with garlic and fresh chilies will make your mouth water. Thai basil by itself imparts a fresh spicy flavor when cooked. If preferred, chilies can be left out for those who favor their dish non-spicy.
“Pad Krapow” is the number two best selling dish at our restaurant (second to Pad Thai, of course). The recipe can be made with your choice of meat or seafood. We hope you enjoy it!

Shrimp with Chili and Basil recipe
(Serves 2)

2 tablespoon vegetable oil
2 cloves garlic
2 small, fresh red and green chilies
½ lb raw shrimp*, remove shell and deveined. Leave tail on
¼ white onion, thinly sliced lengthwise
30 fresh basil leaves
10 slices each of green bell and red bell pepper (thinly sliced lengthwise)
Seasoning ingredients
1 ½ teaspoon Thai fish sauce
1 ½ teaspoon light soy sauce
¾ teaspoon sugar
¼ teaspoon seasoning sauce
½ teaspoon oyster sauce
2 tablespoon chicken broth


Chop small chilies and a few pieces of green and red bell peppers together. Chop garlic finely and mix with chilies and bell peppers, set aside. Mix all the seasoning ingredients into a small bowl, set aside. In a pan, heat the oil at high heat, add mix of garlic and chilies and stir until the garlic begins to brown or the strong aroma of chilies is achieved. Mix in the shrimp and seasoning mixture, stir until shrimp is almost cooked through (only a few minutes). Add onion and basil leaves, stir to mix well until everything is thoroughly cooked, shrimp is done when bright pink. Transfer to a dish and serve with rice.

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