Thai Basil Stirfy Sauce

  • Date December 21, 2013
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I wasn't going to post this simple stir fry as it's not rocket science to make a stir fry, choose your vegetables and fry. However, my husband said it was the best sauce yet, so I thought I might as well share a simple stir fry sauce with my lovely readers. I also realized that there are some out there (and thank you for your feedback) that have no cooking bug nor any creativity in the kitchen. I had a few people tell me that what I might think is simple and a no brainer would never even cross their mind to cook. So there you have it. As I lie awake thinking of food, turns out others are dreaming of other things. Imagine that!

This post is all about the sauce. It was a delicious fresh basil sauce with ginger and miso paste. The use of corn syrup made it thick enough to stick to the vegetables and I was impressed with how favorable it is. Having a "sauce man" as a husband means that impressing him with a sauce is a real winner.


The stifry that we made included the following:

  • Eggplant
  • Broccolli
  • Bok Choy
  • Bean Sprouts
  • Onion
  • Zucchini
  • Green Onion
  • Tofu
It's all about the basil! Don't be afraid to try new types! I shop at an asian grocery store so finding Thai basil is almost easier than regular basil. Trust me, you will be shocked at the taste difference!

I made the sauce mixing the following ingredients and then poured over the sauteed vegetables to heat up right at the very end. Don't pour over too early or you will end up with soggy stir fry!
  • Thai basil (1/2 package)
  • Miso Paste (2 tbls)
  • Sambal Olek (2 tbls)
  • Fish Sauce (1 tbls)
  • Fresh Ginger (4 -5 tbls)
  • Soy Sauce (2 tbls)
  • Corn Syrup (2 tbls)

I love cooking stirfry as I get to cut and prep all of my veggies at once. This also allows me to have a sparkling clean kitchen before dinner is even prepared!

1 comment:

Autumn said...

yum yum! i made a twist on this recipe ( honey instead of corn syrup and tamari instead of fish sauce) and it was so yummy! the thai basil makes the dish. i am having leftover sauce tonight as a salad dressing on top of a big bed of greens with roast beets and yams. hoping my avocados are ripe to go on top! Love your blog Erinn!