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Pad Krapao (Thai Stir-Fry Pork with Basil) Recipe

"Pad krapao (or pad kra pao) is a tasty Thai favorite. Serve with rice. Top with a fried egg, if desired."


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  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 3 large hot chile peppers, thinly sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups sliced pork
  • 1 tablespoon dark soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sweet soy sauce
  • 4 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon chile paste in soybean oil
  • 1 1/2 cups sliced white onion
  • 1/2 cup sliced green bell pepper
  • 1 cup Thai basil leaves
  • 1 teaspoon ground white pepper
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    1. Heat oil in a wok over high heat. Add garlic and chile peppers and cook until garlic starts to brown, about 30 seconds. Add pork and stir-fry until browned, about 3 minutes. Pour in dark soy sauce, sweet soy sauce, and fish sauce. Cook and stir until liquid has reduced by half, about 3 minutes.
    2. Add chile paste, onion, and bell pepper. Stir-fry until pork is cooked through, 5 to 6 minutes. Stir in basil leaves and season with pepper. Stir until well combined.

    Nutrition Facts

    Per Serving: 369 calories;18.4 g fat;24 g carbohydrates;28.9 g protein;69 mg cholesterol;2110 mg sodium.Full nutrition
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