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Sarin's Thai: Stir-fried Basil to the Fullest!


  • 1 tablespoon Marasala Wine

  • 1 tablespoon Fish Sauce

  • 4 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive divided

  • 1 pound Shrimp

  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon Ground Pepper

  • 1 teaspoon Arrowroot Starch

  • 5 Garlic cloves chopped

  • 6-8 Green Onions whites only, thinly sliced

  • 1 cup Thai or Sweet Basil leaves

  • Red chili peppers for spicy (optional)


  • Combine the wine and fish sauce in a small bowl and then set aside.

  • Pour 2 tablespoons of the olive oil, salt, pepper and arrowroot starch over the shrimp and then toss.

  • Heat your wok over high heat.

  • Sear the shrimp until just cooked, about 2 minutes, then remove from the wok, and set aside.

  • Add the rest of the olive oil in the pan along with the garlic, onion and the fish sauce mixture and stir-fry for a few minutes.

  • Toss the shrimp back in and stir-fry for another few minutes.

  • Next fold in the basil until it’s just wilted then remove from the heat.

  • Season to taste with additional salt and pepper.

  • Serve immediately.

Credit : The Honest Spoonful for recipe


Sarin Basley

There are two things that characterize Sarin — her laughter and her food. Sarin is passionate about food, especially Thai food, and she cooks and teaches cooking traditional Thai with her own twist. Sarin also loves being a wife and mother.


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