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Basil pork

Recipe from Just Cooking in association with Fresh Living


Just Cooking

BBC Lifestyle


• 3 tbsp (45ml) peanut or coconut oil
• 2-3 Thai chillies, finely chopped
• 4 cloves garlic, sliced
• 500g pork neck steaks, roughly chopped to resemble a chunky mince
• 3 cups (750ml) fresh basil leaves
• ¼ cup (60ml) fish sauce
• 2 tbsp (30ml) sweet Indonesian soy sauce
• Juice of 1 lime, plus extra lime wedges for serving
• 2-4 eggs, optional

Preparation method

  1. Heat 2 tbsp (30ml) oil in a large wok over a high heat, and stir-fry chilli and garlic for 1-2 minutes. Watch it doesn’t burn.
  2. Add pork, and stir-fry for another 2 minutes.
  3. Add fish sauce, soy sauce, lime and sugar. Cook for 1 minute – by this stage the pork should be cooked through.
  4. Stir through the basil, and remove from heat.
  5. Meanwhile, fry the eggs.
  6. Serve on jasmine rice, topped with a fried egg and lime wedges.